Since school reopened, students in a school in Segambut are confronting realities at home and in school that impact their learning directly. Some of the students' parents' have lost their jobs, which in turn places inordinate stress on their wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. This means some children are coming to school hungry. A hungry child cannot focus and learn, much less develop their capacity to meet their full potential.
The school has identified 80 of the most needy students and has so far raised funds to serve them one nutritious meal during recess till August. We would like to raise more funds to enable them to continue serving the same students until the end of the year:
- Sept: 21 days of schooling
- Oct: 21 days of schooling
- Nov: 19 days of schooling
- Dec: 14 days of schooling
For 75 days of school for 80 students on a budget of RM3 per day, we hope to raise RM18,000 to ensure the students has food for recess till the end of the school year.
Your generosity will ensure students at this school are able to have basic nutrition while at school this year.
"Research shows that kids who do not have consistent nourishment, particularly at breakfast, have poor cognitive function overall...When we give our kids the basic nourishment, they're going to thrive", Sam Kass, former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy at the White House
Goal 1 - Food for 80 students in Sept. Amount Needed: MYR5,040.00
Goal 2 - Food for 80 students in Oct. Amount Needed: MYR5,040.00
Goal 3 - Food for 80 students in Nov & Dec. Amount Needed: MYR7,920.00
Raised of MYR 18,000.00 target.
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