- Posted October 10, 2013 by
October 10: World Porridge Day
Porridge is a dish made by boiling ground, crushed, or chopped cereal in water, milk, or both, with optional flavourings, usually served hot in a bowl or dish. It may be sweetened with sugar, or served as a savoury dish with bread recipes.
World Porridge Day aims to raise awareness of the role that porridge plays at Mary's Meals projects in Malawi, where a daily mug of maize-based 'likuni phala' is an incentive for children to go to school.
The charity, which operates its international headquarters from a tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one simple aim: To provide a daily easy recipes meal in a place of education so chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can provide an escape route from poverty.
Throughout the world, hunger blocks poor children from gaining the education that is their most likely escape route out of poverty. Mary’s Meals offers a simple solution to this problem by working with local communities to provide daily meals in school. Where Mary’s Meals is provided to children in a place of education, there is a rise in enrolment, attendance and academic performance.