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FOOD FOR THOUGHT INITIATIVE

 

The aim of the initiative is to create incentives for children to attend school regularly and permanently. 

 

As one of the main factors for low school attendance is the malnourishment of the school children, we set up school-based nutrition centres. Now, attending children receive a healthy meal every school day.

2000

meals per month

100

children recieve access to education

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communities benefit from healthier and better-educated youth

Anwesenheit steigern
Körperliche Verfassung stärken

STRENGTHEN PHYSICAL CONDITION

Kognitive Fähigkeiten verbessern

IMPROVE COGNITIVE ABILITIES

Kinderarbeit verhindern
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HOW THE ACCESS TO EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR SOFÍA

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Join Sofía on an interactive tour and discover how our Food for Thought Initiative is changing her life.

 

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THE COUNTRY AND ITS RURAL POPULATION

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Population: 9,8 million

Location: Central America

Languages: Spanish and indigenous languages

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General level of poverty

  • 60% of the rural population live below the national poverty line

  • More than 1 million people live on less than $ 1.90 a day

  • Very high level of violence

  • Very high migration rate

Malnutrition

  • There is chronic food-insecurity in rural areas

  • Most children in rural areas suffer from stunting and mineral deficiencies

  • Survey in partner communities showed that 90% of people are malnourished (young and old)

Education

  • 1 out of 4 kids drop out of primary school

  • Very low school attendance rate in rural areas

  • Only 14% complete secondary school

Climate change

  • One of the countries most affected by climate change

  • Extreme weather events: droughts throughout the year with hurricanes and floods in the fall

  • Vulnerability to extreme climatic events lead to crop failures and exacerbates food insecurity

SPOTLIGHT HONDURAS

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We are aware that community involvement is crucial for the success of the Food for Thought Initiative. It increases the initiative’s acceptability within the community, enriches the initiative with additional local knowledge and gives the community ownership of and responsibility for the initiative. Therefore we are committed to involving the broader community, as well as the parents of the school children, in several ways.

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DAILY MEAL PREPARATION 

A group of selected parents manages and stores the food provided. In addition, the parents organise the preparation of the healthy and nutritious lunch and distribute the meals to the school children.

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DELIVERY

SUPPORT

 

Community members help us transport the food to the three communities. This includes supervising the transport with the local bus as well as the delivery to the right house for storage.

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LINKAGE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY

 

We try to buy as much food as possible from the small farmers in the area. With fair prices, we want to offer them and their families a reliable source of income and promote agriculture.

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