Sustainability of School Breakfast
Our school breakfast program has been a tremendous success!
Too many students in the rural communities come to school hungry or eat just a scoop of cold rice in the morning while the parents are already hard at work in the rice fields. This leads to stunting their growth and limiting their attention and success in school. All our students and sometimes their tag along younger siblings get a warm, protein enriched nutritious breakfast, cooked in the early hours by our dedicated cooks in the school kitchens.
Funding the breakfast program each school year is one of our biggest worries.
In order to continue the breakfast program and empower the parents, breakfast committees have been formed putting parents in charge of overseeing the breakfast program at their respective schools.
The CCDO and committee members discussed options to make the program more sustainable, and came up with a brilliant idea:
in-kind fundraising within the community to grow and donate rice and vegetables!