Since the beginning of the new schoolyear in July 2016, the school started with a schoolfood program. At home the families face partial malnutrition or bad food, not highly nutricious.
In some of the families the first complete meal is cooked after schooltime because of the simple fact that this is the time of the day that something has been earned by labour. After this meal, most of the time there is something left to take to school the next day, but mostly only white rice or a chapatti (bread) and that is no complete meal. With an empty stomach or with incomplete food it is not possible to learn properly. Some children at school are too small for their age and will never compensate that in future.
The schoolfood is mainly fruit at the moment, the team is thinking about possibility of serving out some rice and lentils(dal) too.
The new foodprogram is financed by the foundation for at least three years. A lot of money is still needed for that purpose.