Parental Care Ministries exists to Proclaim the good news of Jesus in East Africa, Comfort the hurting, and Multiply God’s gifts through education and discipleship.
The First Egg
Even with the great strides PCM has made toward a balanced diet at their schools, the children they serve were still only receiving protein four or five times per year.
But the new OneEgg farm with its 2,000 chickens changed that.
The first egg was laid in the Spring of 2017 at the Enkoko (meaning chicken in the local language) House. The chickens are producing the much anticipated eggs for over 1,600 children of PCM’s 5 schools!
“We are excited at Parental Care to not just be providing food but real protein on a more regular basis. The impact of this change could be immeasurable to the future performance of our students,” PCM USA’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Mark Barret said.
The potential impact that these eggs could have on the children may be life changing. The eggs that the Enkoko House will produce will contribute to the improved overall health and growth of the students, as well as provide important nutrients for their cognitive development. PCM will also generate income for the farms by selling the extra eggs as well as the chickens when they have finished producing. This income will go back into the farm to contribute to its sustainability.
Countless prayers have been prayed as PCM has sought different ways to add protein to the diets of the children. Animal protein is essential for cognitive and physical development, especially in young children. Children who receive adequate amounts of protein before age five have higher IQs and stronger mental development.
Eggs come in the perfect package, do not need to be refrigerated, don't rely on rain (like crops) are easy to hard boil and are filled with important nutrients.
Through the years PCM has used goats, planted protein producing trees, and harvested beans in an effort to nourish the children properly.
Through board member Rich Wolowski, PCM learned of OneEgg. OneEgg's commitment to helping PCM succeed in this venture provides hope. Thank you Rich for your commitment to the children of PCM. Thank you for your commitment and initiative to take the lead on a project that will change thousands of lives.
Find out more about Parental Care Ministries here.