Yummy! Meals for Schools
|Location:||Mae Sot area|
|Partner:||Autonomous Region Trentino Südtirol, Hanns Engl Werkzeugbau OHG and Maro Foundation|
|Meals per day||1.300|
|Delivered meals 2014||480.630|
Most parents are victims of the economic crisis and cannot afford to feed their children properly anymore. More and more children come hungry and malnourished to school. They are sick, weak and have learning disabilities. Many children have to leave school to work or beg instead.
The Help without Frontiers kitchen is cooking healthy, varied and yummy meals for approximately 1.000 students every day. We deliver the fresh food to the schools and dormitories with our own vehicles. During monthly meetings with all school and dormitory representatives and our kitchen manager the menu for the upcoming month will be decided.
An independent report released by SMRU assessed the health of 45 schools in Mae Sot and showed that the schools benefitting from our food programme had nearly extinguished malnourishment and the health of the children was better.
A healthy meal costs around 30 cents, or 66 Euro per child per school year. We would be happy about adopters who could take on the food for a school or dormitory, or a number of meals!