Sunday, October 16, 2011

Breaking out of poverty, one school meal at a time

Where there is not enough money for food, children are put to work as soon as they are able. Untrained for anything but manual labour, their fate is decided the day they hoist the first load of bricks on their head. Even if they do squeeze in a few hours of informal education, they are too malnourished to really learn anything.

Enter free school lunches. One well-balanced meal guaranteed everyday. An incentive for parents to send their kids to school. Food that keeps children healthy, and receptive to being taught.

A chance to break out of the cycle of poverty.
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5 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Now that's an important food story. Thanks for posting, Rayna.

SueAnn said...

This is ever so important!!!
WE need to wipe out hunger!!
It is a crime
Hugs
SueAnn

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Something as basic and simple as nutritious food can made such a difference, can't it? Just the opportunity to eat a healthy meal can be the spark that gives children a real chance at life...

Deb and Barbara said...

Absolutely essential. So glad they're doing it!
B

thegalnxtdoor said...

It truly is a wonderful initiative! It is so sad that for some people, such a basic necessity like food is such a struggle to obtain! :(

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