Research show free school meals can nourish minds as well as bodies, in three ways – they create a huge incentive to show up to school – providing meals increases attendance in school.
Secondly, adequate food is essential for brain development.
Thirdly, children who have been fed find it easier to concentrate, so they learn more when they show up. Emerging evidence finds that providing school meals pushed up literacy and numeracy scores, and that the improvements for girls were particularly large.
For €5 a month, you’ll feed a child every school day. Feed them today so they can have a tomorrow.
The Breakfast Club is Dodore’s program to raise awareness and funds to provide breakfast every school day (the most important meal of the day) for young children aged 3-10 years old in Africa with the aim of reducing hunger and poverty.