Cooking and foodThe cooks at the school use both the gas burner, bought with money donated by charity supporters, and a fire in an open part of the kitchen area. The gas burner is very convenient and is used to make early tea for the pupils and porridge for the morning break. These two light refreshments do not consume a lot of gas.
All children in the pre-school classes are offered porridge at ten oclock as they need some nourishment during the morning break, although day pupils have to pay for it.
It should be hot and dry at the moment and the farmers should be harvesting the crops. In fact, it is still raining so the corn is now rotting, which is likely to cause higher prices for maize next January.