Secret to Success? Start with Nutrition.
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It’s no secret: how we fuel our bodies impacts not only how we are able to carry out our day-to-day activities, but also plays a critical role in supporting healthy, growing bodies in the long term.
That’s why nutrition and food support is critical to our services at Pwoje Espwa.
In addition to providing 3 healthy meals a day to children in residence, we also have school lunch programs at both our Pwoje Espwa and Camp Perrin campuses.
With our embracement of family preservation, nutrition services have expanded to include helping families build their capacity to provide nutritious meals every day. Families receive the support they need to start their own animal husbandry business or farm.
A meal can have far-reaching developmental, physical and cognitive impact on a child. Evidence shows that when children eat a healthy meal in the middle of the school day, their performance in the classroom improves. We have experienced this impact.
At our Camp Perrin schools where a school lunch program was initiated over the last few years, passing rates have dramatically improved – from 62% for the 2015-2016 school year to 84% for the 2018-2019 school year.
Economic instability across Haiti over the last year has made it increasingly difficult for families to be able to put food on the table for their children. With prices of fuel, food and other home supplies out of reach, children aren’t receiving the essential vitamins and nutrients they need for their bodies to grow at a healthy rate.
With the upcoming school year, children face days where they may hardly receive a meal to allow them to learn, play, question, grow...
Families and communities need our help.
Our school lunch programs operate outside of our budget and rely primarily on generous support from our donors.
With the embracement of family preservation, we are in critical need of expanded donor support in order to help them cultivate the skills and resources they need to be self-sustaining.