For most children in Mathare, food insecurity and malnutrition are a stark reality. Many of the families we serve are often uncertain about where their next meal will come from. Poor educational outcomes and poor health are linked with food insecurity and malnutrition. Without proper nutrition, children have a reduced capacity to concentrate and impaired cognitive function. Malnutrition also weakens the body’s ability to resist infection, leading to increased absenteeism from school.
Each school day, eduKenya’s schools provide delicious and nutritious meals for students. For a number of children, the food they receive through the school’s feeding program is all they may eat for the day. The meals we serve enable our students to concentrate on learning and reach their potential.