WE’RE GIVING 500,000 NUTRITIOUS BREAKFASTS TO KIDS IN CAMBODIA
Around 66 million children go to school hungry in the developing world. In Cambodia alone, 40% of kids under 5 years old are chronically malnourished, and just 45% of Cambodian kids finish primary school.
We think that’s not good enough. Together, we can do something about it.
Whole Kids has teamed up with our friends at Plan International to announce a life-changing community partnership for kids in Cambodia. This year, we’re aiming to deliver 500,000 nourishing meals to school children in Cambodia. A nutritious start to the day can often mean the difference between staying in school or dropping out.
Yes, 500,000 meals is a lot of breakfasts to serve. But we like to dream big at Whole Kids. Big dreams can change the world. With your support, we believe we can get there.
Whenever you buy a Whole Kids product, you’re not only giving your kids a healthy organic snack that’s free from artificial nasties, funny numbers and GMOs, you’re also helping to create a real difference to the lives of these school children.
A portion from every sale of every Whole Kids product provides a nourishing brekkie of rice, veggies and protein.
UPDATE: WE ARE OVER HALF WAY THERE!
So far with your help we have donated 253,369 breakfasts to school children in Cambodia through our School Meals Project in conjunction with Plan International.
The wider program is supported all across the world, and with our contribution on top of this, the Cambodia School Feeding program has benefited 142,000 students across 587 target schools. 830,060 metric tonnes of food such as rice, fish, beans, vegetable oil, salt and yellow split peas have been consumed so far.
Implementation of this project is as much about quality as quantity so schools are asked to provide a record of the impact of the program on their students. 92% of schools that completed the report said their students reported they were no longer hungry in classes and could concentrate.
The program was implemented in three provinces – Siem Reap, Kampong Thom and Battambang.
With every purchase of a Whole Kids product, you are creating a happier, healthier world for children!
On the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13-year-old Sokhat and her mother Khon live in a hut made from bamboo and palm leaves, just big enough for them to sleep and cook. When storms pass through, the hut shakes. “I just wait and hold my daughter tight,” Khon says. Sokhat is Khon’s only child; her pride and joy – and while she owns little more than the small hut and the clothes on her back, she would give the world to Sokhat if she could. “If I had money I would give it to Sokhat for her to get snacks,” she says, “but I don’t.”
Today is a good day for Sokhat and her mother Khon. A large bag of rice and a tin of oil has just arrived at their home, which provides them with two months’ worth of meals. “I like my mum’s cooking,” Sokhat says. “She uses the rice and cooks vegetables and sometimes fish.” Not only is Sokhat eating well at home, at school she receives breakfast every day before class too. “After breakfast I feel full. It’s good. It tastes good too.” What Sokhat doesn’t realise, is that without this food support, she would be forced to skip meals, and even be made to work.
“This program has changed my life and it helps my daughter go to school,” says Kohn.
Through our support of the school feeding program, thousands of children like Sokhat will now receive a healthy breakfast so they too can learn and thrive.