healthy and happy

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - NAKED -

A stan­dard meal from The Lunch­box Fund in­cludes a peanut-but­ter sand­wich on brown bread, fruit and some­thing to drink. In some com­mu­ni­ties, the fund may pro­vide a hot meal con­sist­ing of soup, maize meal, soya mince, samp, su­gar beans and rice. Pro­vid­ing a sub­stan­tial and nu­tri­tious meal at school en­cour­ages at­ten­dance of the chil­dren on the project.The knock-on ef­fect is re­mark­able: chil­dren who stay in school are less ex­posed to HIV/Aids in­fec­tion and abuse, and at-risk be­hav­iour is re­duced.These chil­dren feel

con­nected, in­volved and cared for, leading to a greater mo­ti­va­tion to achieve both in school and be­yond.

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