This week, travel with us to Kenya as we go into some of the kitchens of boarding schools across the country. Many times, these spaces are very humble—dirt floors, unstable structures, and open fires with poor ventilation. Once the food is prepared, students line up to receive their portion, then find a rock or tree to sit next to outside. If it’s cold, windy, hot, or rainy, they don’t always have an indoor cafeteria to shelter them from the elements. Your kids will learn how all of these challenges can affect students and staff at schools in Kenya, and see how Maranatha has helped.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- Where was the fanciest meal you’ve ever had? What was the place like? What about the most simple place you’ve ever had a meal at?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, see the challenges that schools in Kenya face without proper kitchens.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- How does having a nice kitchen and cafeteria help students to do better in school?
- Why might a good kitchen and cafeteria make students feel better about themselves?
- A kitchen may not seem like one of the most important things for Maranatha to build at a school, but Jesus said that when we care for the basic needs of people, like where and how they eat, it’s as if we are doing it for Him. “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.” (Matthew 25:35) How might you be able to care for someone at school or in your neighborhood like you were doing it for Jesus?
- Thank you for all of the students who now have a good kitchen to eat from.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- A typical meal in Kenya might feature “ugali,” a cornmeal that people often eat with curries, meat, or vegetables.