- The Orphans: Soup at School in Africa


Soup at School in Africa - a volunteer humanitarian project - is the initiative of Ms  Norma Sengupta of New York, USA.  


Norma Sengupta: Champion for Children in Africa ...



The Norma Sengupta Humanity Award has been introduced to recognise the work done by school principals to support needy children within the framework of the Soup at School Programme


People are living there ....... Shacks in an area where very the very poor and unemployed live.

The Soup at School Programme is of great humanitarian assistance in such areas 


The Soup at School team work hard to collect funding. We then purchase soya, meal and bread for the kids who are needy.  Orphans who have to look after their sibling brothers and sisters benefit from Soup at School.




The program was initiated at Isikhumbuso Secondary School, in Orange Farm in the Vaal Triangle, South of Johannesburg.

This is where Soup at School in Africa started - Isikhumbuso Secondary School:

Some of the kids have to walk 7 miles to school every morning and then return home after school.

Mealtime at Isikhumbuso:


The University of Pretoria - as third partner - do teacher training at Isikhumbuso. Teachers are taught to identify and handle problem cases in their classrooms: 


The Soup at School team and partners are very, very proud of the Banareng Primary school team of Pretoria who did research on the chemistry of food. They took part in the South African Youth Science Competition [Expo for Young Scientists] and won a bronze medal. They represented their province at the National Competition! Their project was titled "Soup at School":

  The vegetable garden at Isikhumbuso:

They then have to do school work and do chores such as fetching water. They do not have electricity in their homes.

Mealtime at Vukani Mawethu Secondary School, Mamelodi, Near Johannesburg


Soup is prepared  as main food by two mothers from the community. The soup is supplemented by bread and maize meal. The traditional meal "mieliepap" is prepared from the maize meal.