Mirama Primary School is located in Mirama 1 Village, close to the town of Nyagatare, in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Mirama is a government-assisted school that educates 1250 children from the ages of 6 to 15 years old and has a staff of 19 teachers. Mirama Primary School provides free education for children from the local area with the aim of them progressing to secondary school.
Mirama village has a population of 3 260 and more than half of the hotel’s staff lives in the village.
Mantis Epic Hotel and Suites is a 15-minute walk from the school and the hotel has committed to providing a nutritious meal for 600 pupils once a month. Should additional sponsorship be provided then the meals supplied can be increased.
The hotel chose to assist this school as being government-assisted means that children from the poorest families attend and it is amongst this sector that help is most needed. Working in conjunction with the local district towards providing meals on a regular basis and it is the Department of Education’s aim to provide lunch to all pupils on a daily basis.
Currently, it costs between $200 to $250 to feed 600 children and the hotel’s kitchen and food and beverage trainees are involved in preparing, delivering, and serving these meals. This gives them an excellent opportunity to cater to a large number of people and get practice with planning preparation and execution of an event and gain the necessary skill. As well as to experience the concept that hospitality is not limited to hotels.
Mantis Epic Hotel and Suites offers you the option to buy the supplies you want to donate locally to Mirama Primary School, like rice, beans, oil, salt, fresh fruit and vegetables and milk.
If you are interested in supporting this initiative, you can select the option of ”Buy Local Box” through Pack for a Purpose which includes essential and locally sourced foods for a nutritious meal to feed the Mirama School children.
We also invite those who wish to make a donation through the CCFA website and reference ‘Mirama Primary School Mantis Epic Food’.