Kids helping kids
d469342 MANNA has launched a new program to help children around Perth, drawing on the compassion of other kids.
Kids Helping Kids was launched on Thursday at Regent College, which encourages children to donate food to other schools.
Manna runs a School Breakfast Program at 20 schools around Perth and the donated food will help underprivileged children.
During a talk with the students, Manna founder Bev Lowe told them there were children who weren’t as well off as they were.
“The concept that there are children in this State who are hungry is something people don’t understand, but it happens here,” she said.
“There are kids living with grandparents who are doing it tough financially.
“It’s not about them (being) neglected, it’s just that things are tough and they are in an awkward position.
“When you say to kids that there are people who are homeless, they don’t quite understand, but when you explain that there are kids living in cars because they lost their home, it has an impact.
“Regent College are our first partners, but we are hoping by the end of the year that we have a group of schools.”
Alex Derham, with his girlfriend Tanika Callister, faces a long recovery after a car accident.
Manna founders John and Bev Lowe with Year 3 students Rainie Fotakis and Joshua Sotingco (both 8).