There are many children in developing world who do not go to school due to hunger.
Many more are sick of malnutrition.
Provision of a meal in school not only makes children health but gives them an opportunity to attend school.
According to statistics, many African countries regularly experience famine which contributes to lack of food and nutrition as a whole. People living in poverty commonly lack the basic essentials such as food, shelter and clothing, and in particular foods such as meat and fish which provide protein to their bodies.
Lack of proper food and nutrition is burdened by malnutrition. Malnourished children are less likely to go to school, less likely to stay there and more likely to struggle academically, in comparison to the other students who are well fed.
The underlying causes of most nutrition problems in DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya are chronic poverty; food insecurity – an inadequate supply of safe and nutritious food in quantity and quality; poor access to health services; an unhygienic environment; and poor quality water and sanitation.
The Feeding Program
Healthy and balanced nutrition is important for everyone. PIPES International established a Food and Nutrition program in schools and in the communities where we serve. The Food and Nutrition Program contributes to the improvement of the food and nutritional status of populations in DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya particularly vulnerable groups. We make food easily available to individuals we serve, ensuring that its nutritious enough and well balanced to nourish their bodies.
However, as populations grow, there's need for more food. We need your HELP in expanding our this program.