Sending them to school is often out of the question. We know the stress these families endure on daily basis, and that is why all of our programs support the fundamental goal of ending chronic hunger and resolving food insecurity for the long-term.
In the interim, HRI’s School Scholarships & Feeding Programs improve health, school enrollment, attendance, academic performance and gender equity. We ensure children receive the basic nutrition they need to learn, grow and thrive.
Our nutrition specific interventions involve a multi-phased approach that starts with immediate provision of food and nutritional training and gradually moves towards increased home and local food production. This approach involves every level of the community – leadership, teachers, parents and children, as well as our own staff, partners and external experts. On a daily basis, households, communities, orphanages, and schools take responsibility for maintaining and executing meal programs.