Ending child hunger is possible – so why hasn't it been done?
School feeding programs can help to get children into school and help keep them there, increase enrollment and reduce truancy. We aim to tackle low school enrollment and attendance, high dropout rates and low academic achievement in Africa through the implementation of sustainable feeding programs. The program would benefit from increased links to local agriculture.
There is a small town in Kisumu County-Kenya where women get up at 2am, while you and I sleep, to fetch water. Water is so scarce that these women walk more than three kilometres to get to the nearest borehole, and when they get there hours later, they might not get to fetch water until noon, thanks to the long snake of a queue they are likely to find. Even more disheartening is that some of these women are waylaid on this treacherous trip and raped.
I am an African child
Often the target of pity
My future is not confined to charity
Give me the gift of a lifetime; Give me knowledge
Give me a dream, a door of opportunity;
I’m gifted, Talented enough to be the best.
Teach me to dream And I will become. I will thrive.
Let’s empower together. We rise by lifting others.
What is OutRun Hunger? OutRun Hunger is a family-friendly 5k fun run and community fair hosted by Maggie Kay Foundation Challenge and Make Child hunger in schools History. It will feature dynamic speakers, fun activities for all ages, a hunger in schools awareness and education. The central theme is the “Power of Community” to end child hunger In Africa.