This program is intended to address the serious complications and symptomatic challenges induced by extreme hunger among vulnerable school children in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Many of the parents are hardly able to meet basic food needs of their children. In consequence, the children go to school on empty stomach daily. This is greatly affecting performances of children in school and even accounts for one of the reasons why school children are dropping out from school. Those who remain in the classroom also hardly pay attention to teachings and most of the times even sleep in class while the lesson is ongoing.
As an organization which is entirely dedicated to the social, physical, moral and professional upbringing of children, we therefore created this program to form part of the effort of ensuring that, children being the future leaders, will receive quality basic education for a promising future.
We strongly believe that, with your support, the program will gradually shift beyond our initial focus on the alleviation of immediate hunger. Instead, it will improve learning for children, model good nutrition, and relieve family stress for a wide catchment of children, not only the poor.
Despite assertions that school feeding programs have unintended negative consequences such as dependency and stigmatization to communities, we believe that the overall benefit to realize when the program is fully supported will far outweigh these tendencies.
The following list of benefits remains a priority: