Only 3% of children attending schools in this area receive a meal at school. The fees that schools charge for meals are beyond the means of the majority of this community.
We make sure that each child we support receives a daily meal at school. Although simple, this has far-reaching effects.
Children who don’t get a meal at school do not attend because they are hungry. They drop out to search for food or because they can’t concentrate.
When we provide a child with a meal at school it gives them the energy and concentration to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. Providing school meals:
- Reduces hunger
- Increases school enrolment
- Improves attendance, concentration and learning
- Increases progression between year classes
- Improves health and well being