When MSFF Trustees went on a site visit to the organisation in 2010, they were extremely moved by its mission and grassroots impact, and immediately committed to fully funding Jorvan’s initiative, Rosie’s Community Kitchen – a food kitchen for young people founded on the belief that you can’t teach a hungry child.
With the MSFF’s support, Rosie’s Kitchen was able to feed 180 children three meals every single day for four years. The impact of this grew so strong that in 2015, Rosie’s Kitchen received ongoing funding from several high-end tourism companies who now fully fund the operation.
A The MSFF then transitioned to funding Jorvan’s education programme, Dare to Stand Out, and has done so for the last four years. Dare to Stand Out provides holistic financial and emotional support to disadvantaged students (ages 6 – 21) from single-mother homes who are at risk of not completing school or university due to dire home situations. Jorvan Outreach runs a Student Centre, where students are invited to live and study, and the MSFF covers all associated costs.
To date, with the MSFF’s support, Jorvan has increased participants in the programme from 10 to 30 (70% are girls); 6 participants have now graduated from University as a result (one of them had been with the programme since the age of 15); and 100% of participants pass each school year, with most receiving merit and honours awards.