Education, Nutrition, and Local Agriculture
Changing lives in Africa
“I love the Atasi (local dish) that we eat at school…and I will cry if they stop giving us food at school because the food is better here and keeps me from being tired,” says young Agnes. “I will not stay on for the afternoon lessons if I am hungry.” the meal served at lunchtime in her government-run primary school emerges as a vital incentive.
We Bring Good Things To Life
School feeding programs have so many positive impacts to the community and on today’s post, we will be highlighting some of the benefits of school feeding programs to the community.
Reduces rate of drop outs
A large number of pupils in developing countries are unable to attend school because they have no access to a meal or cannot get all the meals required in a day for their healthy growth.
Promotes the health of Children
Lack of food or an improper diet causes malnutrition among children. This in turn stands in the way of proper development of the children and their activity.
Improves concentration and educational performance
Another benefit of school feeding programs to the community is that the food provided in schools improves their energy levels.
It helps the community rise above poverty
As we have already mentioned, the programs help keep the children in school and as such, they are better placed to complete their education. With an increase in the number of children completing school, the community will in the long term experience an improvement in their economy, thus rise above poverty.
We hope you have learnt something on school feeding programs and why they are so important to the community.