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NGO in Guatemala breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education

EFTC's Milk Campaign: 'MILK MATTERS'

4th graders drinking milk for snack at The School of Hope, April 2017.

Most children grow up with a constant reminder from their parents: Drink your milk. This is not nearly the case of our children at The School of Hope, but you can help change that.
 

 

Chronic malnutrition is a problem that affects 50% of Guatemalan children. The lack of access to the nutrition they need results in stunted growth, attention deficit, a weak immune system, reduced problem solving abilities, memory deficiency, and even reduced IQ scores. In general,  the impact of this lack of access to the nutrition they need, results in a lowered ability to learn and grow for millions of Guatemalan children.

Here at the School of Hope we work to combat this grave issue by providing our children with a hefty and nutritious snack as well as a balanced lunch. We serve 460 daily snacks and lunches to our primary and secondary school students. Many of our students receive very little food at home, so school meals are vital for their wellbeing and ability to focus during class. We know that the children we serve are getting the majority of their daily nutrition here in our school and we know how pivotal the nutrition they receive at the school is to their development and their future.

Read more about our Food Programme

 

As part of this fight against malnutrition, this year we are raising funds to be able to keep providing the amount of milk our students need for the following year.

 

 

Milk is packed with many of the vitamins and minerals our students need, including B12 which is essential for neurological functions as well the growth and division of cells. This deficit can result in anemia, neurological disorders, as well as stunted growth and milk is the best source of it. Milk is also essential to the development of strong bones and muscles.

 

 

This year, our goal is to raise $1,000/‎£780 that will help us to provide milk to 460 children twice a month during the following  year.*

 

 

Help us give our students the milk they need to grow strong and healthy.

 

 

Help us combat malnutrition one glass of milk at a time!

*We are launching the same campaign for the US and the UK to fundraise 50% of the annual cost in each fundraising page.

 

 

 

 

Education for the Children Foundation runs the School of Hope
in Guatemala, and our doors are always open to those looking
to volunteer their time for a good cause.

icon-volunteer.png  Want to volunteer with us? Find out more!

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

 


 

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