School Meals

ChildsLife offers education with school lunches. This ensures that children who grow up in extreme poverty receive at least one nutritious meal a day.

In many developing countries the shortage of food is a daily reality. In areas of extreme poverty, children get up hungry and go to bed hungry. Hunger on an ongoing basis is more than the rumbling of an empty stomach. It means stunted physical and mental development, susceptibility to illness, reduced performance at school or even staying away from school. To guarantee effective education, all children in ChildsLife schools receive a warm and nutritious school lunch. For many children living in extreme poverty, this is the only meal they get during the day.
School lunch programs result in high school attendance. This is because the children are sick less often, but also because the hot meal is an extra incentive for parents to send their children to school. The school lunch means one less mouth to feed.