Malnutrition, in particular vitamin A deficiency, is very high in Zambia; reported to be 40-50% in the under 5 yr olds. Although several steps have been taken to addressing this, the figures illustrate very slow progress.
I introduced a small, simple trial project within our local community; orange maize, a vitamin A rich crop. It has been a success and I have plans to extend it to poor rural communities, where subsistence farming is the way of life.
Attached is an outline of the project and my plan.
Orange Maize Project, Nov ’18
On 10 September, we formally confirmed Ms Keziah Nyala in the post of Alavan’s Administrator after she had successfully completed her probation period. Keziah works out of our town office in Room 506 of the new wing of the NAPSA building.
Clare is teaching yoga in Livingstone and at her home on the Zambezi river. Over the coming couple of months she will also run a yoga retreat at KaingU Lodge in Kafue National Park and provide early morning yoga classes to the participants of a conference at the Royal Livingstone Hotel.
On Monday 11th Clare presented a lecture to the Tourism and Hospitality students at LIBES, Livingstone. The foundation of the morning was general nutrition; presenting information application to their own lives, and supplemented with specific diet guidelines to use when working with international guests.
This theory session was followed, on Thursday 14th, with cooking, the practical application. In this the students used familiar ingredients to prepare a vegan meal. The cooking style and resulting flavours were new to them although it would have been a suitable dish on a menu for international guests.