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Feeding Program vA

You cannot improve the quality of a child’s education if you do not first improve the child’s likelihood of actually receiving an education.

Low attendance!

For the most underprivileged areas and children suffering from malnutrition, school attendance is considerably lower when the school cannot afford to feed the students breakfast.

 

This was proven true when we spoke to teachers and school officials that serve the most poverty-stricken communities. If the school cannot provide a meal to the children, the parents won’t send their school-age kids to school.

HOW

Provide Meals

Research done by the Department of Education in the Philippines (as a part of the UN Millenium Development Goals) shows that in schools with a government funded feeding program, the drop out rate of 1st-3rd grades decreased dramatically, and overall attendance improved by as much as 85%. However, due to budget constraints, less than 8% of all identified malnourished students were able to be covered by such a feeding program. This is where we have the incredible opportunity to step in and help.

WHAT

Feeding Program

In its most basic form, the feeding program is simply just providing breakfast for the most malnourished students in attendance. Students have been chosen due to either obvious malnutrition, sporadic attendance, or based on firsthand knowledge of their home situation.

 

It costs roughly 40 cents for one student to be fed one meal every day prior to school beginning. So an investment of only $40.00 will provide 100 meals. Every single dollar you donate to the feeding program goes directly to the overseer of the program, who then purchases the food, provides us with receipts, pictures of the food being made and served to the students.

WHY

Low attendance!

For the most underprivileged areas and children suffering from malnutrition, school attendance is considerably lower when the school cannot afford to feed the students breakfast.

 

This was proven true when we spoke to teachers and school officials that serve the most poverty-stricken communities. If the school cannot provide a meal to the children, the parents won’t send their school-age kids to school.

HOW

Provide Meals

Research done by the Department of Education in the Philippines (as a part of the UN Millenium Development Goals) shows that in schools with a government funded feeding program, the drop out rate of 1st-3rd grades decreased dramatically, and overall attendance improved by as much as 85%. However, due to budget constraints, less than 8% of all identified malnourished students were able to be covered by such a feeding program. This is where we have the incredible opportunity to step in and help.

WHAT

Feeding Program

In its most basic form, the feeding program is simply just providing breakfast for the most malnourished students in attendance. Students have been chosen due to either obvious malnutrition, sporadic attendance, or based on firsthand knowledge of their home situation.

 

It costs roughly 40 cents for one student to be fed one meal every day prior to school beginning. So an investment of only $40.00 will provide 100 meals. Every single dollar you donate to the feeding program goes directly to the overseer of the program, who then purchases the food, provides us with receipts, pictures of the food being made and served to the students.

Our goal is to fund the feeding program until the end of the school year (Dec 2017-March 2018).

By the numbers:

  • 80 school days left in the Philippines
  • 40 cents/student/day to feed (1) meal to (1) student
  • 96 students in need

In March 2018 when school is released, we will be able to look at the attendance records before and after the implementation of the Feeding Program. As we see an increase in consistent attendance, we will look at expanding the program to other areas and schools in need.

We visited Moraza and other under-funded schools in February of this year with a team of 10: http://bit.ly/AetaOutreachSummary2