Food Bank: At Project Sunshine, we apply donated funds and materials towards assisting people in the communities we serve. We delivered food programs guided by family size and need. We distribute raw food and ingredients to the moist vulnerable. Our goal is to be able to do this quarterly depending on availability of funds and materials.
Health: Also part of our 3 phase approach at Project Sunshine is to provide cleaning supplies, toiletries, first-aid kits, feminine hygiene products, etc. We will also run periodic health/fitness awareness programs against preventable and deadly diseases for communities.
Education: We also aim to renovate classrooms and school environments, upgrade chalkboards to whiteboards, provide seats appropriate for learning, and encourage physical wellbeing through recreational sports. We however understand that the primary need of the people in the communities we serve in Nigeria is food. This is why we are channeling all our recourses at Project Sunshine towards delivering 2,500 Food sacks to this communities this year.
Malnutrition is the cause of half of the deaths of children under five worldwide. More than 90% of such cases sadly are focused on Nigeria. The main reason for malnutrition is the dysfunctional food systems run by the government, The current system cannot provide the right nutrients in the right quantities for people of all ages to survive. Project sunshine is an international nonprofit organization aimed at the betterment of the lives of communities in Nigeria and Africa.
According to an estimation, around 2 million children in Nigeria are suffering from acute malnutrition, but unfortunately, only two out of ten children currently can get any treatment. Seven percent of the women that are of childbearing age are also sufferers of acute malnutrition. High rates of malnutrition pose public health and development challenges for the country. The problems of increased risk of death and poor cognitive development are potentially damaging, resulting in a lowered performance in education and low productivity in adulthood. All these factors contribute to economic losses that can be as much as 11 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and we hope we can make a difference.