A pillar of our Theory of Change is Retention.. We work to ensure that through the feeding program children remain in school for longer. With a nutritious delicious traditional drink, prepared by community volunteers, school attendance has increased and children are more excited to be in school everyday!
Availability of food is one of the key factors influencing school attendance. Schooling for most children in the rural areas demands more energy and effort as they are required to walk longer distances to the nearest primary school, concentrate more and learn as much as possible from very limited resources. Most households with children going to school are unable to provide children with nutritious meals for breakfast and midmorning. It is therefore more of a natural response that children in these circumstance drop out of school because of inability to participate in the learning process due to low levels of energy, alertness and concentration.