The Good Food Project
For a number of years, Fisherman’s Rest together with it’s partners, has been providing food to schools.
In a world where there is enough food for everybody, hunger is still the biggest threat to health. Children are particularly vulnerable – there are 300 million chronically hungry children in the world. Hunger kills millions of them each year. It also stunts their growth – and their dreams. Hungry children think about survival, not about going to school – around 67 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school. Instead, in order to survive, they have to work whether in the fields or on the streets. Even if they do make it into the classroom, hunger will affect their ability to learn.
Through provision, support and training, Fisherman’s Rest administrates the Good Food (Chakudya Chabwino) project, feeding over 6000 school children every day during term-time.
Through providing local schools one good meal a day, hungry, poor children have full bellies, giving them the energy and opportunity to learn and flourish, creating better prospects for their future.
With one Good meal a day:
✺ Better Daily attendance;
✺ Better Concentration;
✺ Numbers of girls in education increases;
✺ Better grades are achieved