AidChild Kids

6:00am 
Good Morning!Morning Antiretrovirals
Bed-making
Bathing (each child bathes twice a day!)
7:30am 
Breakfast
(see our menu here)
Breakfast Medications
7:55am
Morning Helps
Kitchen duty
Hoeing and weeding in the AidChild fruit and vegetable gardens
Laundry-sorting
8:30am 
AidChild
Academy’s School Day Begins
Physical Education
Computer exercises in the Academy’s
computer lab
Arithmetic
Luganda Language
10:30am 
Community Tea Break
with all children and staff members
11:00am 
AidChild Academy’s classes resume
1:00pm 
Lunch
Lunchtime Medications
1:25pm 
Lunch clean-up
2:00pm 
Nap-time
4:15pm 
Afternoon Helps
Kitchen duty
Hoeing and weeding in the AidChild fruit and vegetable gardens
Bringing in laundry from drying
5:15pm 
Bathing
6:00pm 
Evening Antiretrovirals
6:30pm 
TV Time
7:00pm 
Dinner
7:30pm 
Dinner cleanup
Laying out clothes for tomorrow
8:00pm 
Tuck-In Time”
Bedtime Antiretrovirals
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Aidchild organizationAidchild has had enormous success! Most of our kids come to us with a diagnosis of only one month until goodbye. But that reality is quickly changed as TLC, medicine and nutrition combine to create a miracle. Our menu plays a central role at Aidchild. Below is a look at what we eat! (Click here to see our farms—where we grow our own food.)

(This menu was created by a team whose members included a Nutritionist from the University of California, Davis, a Dietician from Mildmay International in Kampala, and a Registered Nurse at Aidchild —a person who knows the kids and the local market best.)

Breakfast Snack Lunch After
Nap
Dinner
Monday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Boiled Eggs, Banana
Hard 
Boiled Eggs
Sweet Potatoes 
& Peanut Sauce, Tomato Slices, Watermelon
Iced 
African Tea with Popcorn
Brown Rice, Fish (fresh Telapia from Lake Victoria), Avocado & Pineapple
Tuesday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Scrambled Eggs, Bread & Peanut Butter, Papaya
Irish Potatoes, Fish (fresh Telapia from Lake Victoria), Greens & Pineapple Matoke (a
local plantain delicacy), Peas, Cabbage, Avocado & Custard
Wednesday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Boiled Eggs, Banana
Sweet Potatoes 
& Peas, Greens, Watermelon
Brown Rice 
& Beans, Avocado & Pineapple
Thursday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Scrambled Eggs, Bread & Peanut Butter, Papaya
Irish Potatoes 
& Beans, Greens & Pineapple
Matoke (a 
local plantain delicacy), Peanut Sauce, Cabbage, Avocado & Custard
Friday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Scrambled Eggs, Banana
Sweet Potatoes 
& Peanut Sauce, Greens & Watermelon
Brown Rice, Fish (fresh Telapia from Lake Victoria) Avocado & Pineapple
Saturday
Porridge (soy) 
w/milk, Boiled Eggs, Bread & Peanut Butter, Papaya
Fish (fresh Telapia from Lake Victoria) Greens, Rice, Passion Fruit Juice Sweet Potatoes 
& Beans, Tomato Slices, Avocado & Custard
Sunday
Porridge (soy)
w/milk, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt & Pineapple
Pumpkin & 
Beans
Greens, Passion Fruit Juice
Irish Potatoes 
& Peanut Sauce, Cabbage, Avocado

Like our neighbors, we live close to the land. Nearly every Ugandan learns how to make tools and utensils that consumers would ordinarily buy from a commercial business in other parts of the world. The process of finding food travels a much more direct route here. There are few large corporate farms, no sophisticated packing facilities, no circuitous distribution networks. Indeed, the journey from field to table is short. We keep garden plots going all year thanks to Uganda’s equatorial climate. The kids, with the participation of volunteers on occasion, are learning how to plant, tend, and grow mangoes, avocados, jack fruit, plantain bananas, flowers, and more “crop” up as well.

AidChild farm

Gathering flowers for our dinner table

 

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Harvesting jack fruit!

 

 

AidChild farm

Matooke (plantain) bananas are our favorite food!

 

*Goat farm operational as of December 2003.