Contribution to end poverty
Our school meal programme is targeted to have direct benefit for children, improve their nutrition status, health, and level of education. These direct outcomes further contribute to wider processes such as the reduction of poverty and inequality and economic growth.
Our Goal To End Poverty
- Reduce the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty.
- Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all including floors.
- Ensure that all men and women, in particular, the poor and the vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services, including microfinance.
Contribution to zero hunger
Our school meal programme targeting the most disadvantaged children contributes to Zero Hunger. Our School meals programme will improve the nutritional status of pre-school children, primary school children and adolescents by addressing macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies. This leads to enhanced nutrition and health, decreased morbidity and increased learning capacities.
Children are provided with breakfast, lunch, or both, depending on our agreement with the partnered schools. While in school, meals are either prepared at the school, in the community or are delivered from centralized kitchens depending on the school region and province. We provide complete meals or alternatively, we provide fortified foods such as rice or nutritious snacks, high-energy biscuits or puff-puff. As often as possible, food is procured locally.
Take-home Incentives: Families receive food and/or cash rations on the condition that their children attend school regularly. In-school meals, combined with these transfers, will help to lower drop-out rates and bring more out-of-school children to the classroom.
Our Goal to Achieve Zero Hunger.
- End hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular, the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
- End all forms of malnutrition.
- Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.
- Ensure sustainable food production systems.
Contribution to quality education
Our school meal programme helps to maximize the return on investments because school meals facilitate access to school, increase enrolment and attendance rates and improve the nutritional status, health and cognitive development of children.
School meals and conditional food transfers promote education by removing barriers to accessing a classroom and learning. A daily meal at school allows children to focus on their studies rather than their stomachs and helps increase enrolment and attendance, promotes graduation rates and improves cognitive abilities. In areas where there is a high population of out-of-school children, prevalent use of child labour or a gender gap in key education-related areas. Our school meal programme is tailored to target specific groups
Our Goal To Achieve Quality Education
- End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
- Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
- Eliminate all harmful practices such as child early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
- Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure, and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.
Contribution to the economy
Our School meals programme is also designed to also create employment opportunities and improve the livelihoods of the communities near the schools because the food for the school meals is sourced and cooked locally. Farmers are linked up with each school and encouraged to supply their products for every meal in each school
Our Goal To Achieve Decent Work and Economy
- Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
- Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
- Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.
Our contribution to reduce inequality
Our school meal program encourages personal and social responsibility where individual and corporate organization contributes to the societal peace and balance
Our Goal To Reduce Inequality
- Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or another status.
- Adopt policies especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
Our congregate meal program offers nutritional and social benefits for the aged individual in our community. They bring seniors together to enjoy meals. Aged people or seniors often have a difficult time cooking interesting meals for themselves. Our congregate meals are meals served in group settings to people who at least 60 years of age. Our meals are served 2-7 days in a week and also mostly end of the month especially during our monthly elite community celebration such as wedding, birthdays and religious gatherings.
The meals are healthy and designed to meet the nutritional needs of adults of 60 years and above. We also offer diabetics menu and ethnic meals. Nutrition and other healthcare, caregiving and education will be provided before and after our food distribution to the seniors and this will help us in measuring our social impacts.
Our meal program often serves the neediest older adults. Anyone above 60 years old and his or her spouse can receive meals.
Our congregate meals are served at:
- End of the month DataBanter elites birthday celebrations
- Senior centers
- Community centers
- Senior housing complexes
In most cases, we provide transportation to help seniors who can’t drive themselves.
Our meals are funded through our elite community platform where mobile phone user donates from airtime credit. We hope to collectively achieve zero hunger, health, and well-being of these seniors in our community.