LUNCH-AT-SCHOOL PROJECT - DEURALI SCHOOL

LUNCH-AT-SCHOOL PROJECT

DEURALI SCHOOL

In Nepal there is a lot of poverty, especially in rural and remote areas. While most families are lucky and own a small piece of land where they can grow some crops like rice, corn, wheat and mustard, many don't have any land at all. However, even when the land is cultivated to its full potential it is still not possible to grow enough food for a family because the land they own is simply to small or it is often too hilly to grow crops or the soil is in a poor condition because they don't have money to buy the good pieces of land. As a result, many children living in these areas don't get enough food to eat. Also, with meals mainly consisting of rice and lentils, it is not the most nutritionally balanced diet to have. Many children don't eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis as they expensive to buy. They are lucky if they get two proper meals per day and eating fruit is almost out of the question.  

 

oHoH feels very strongly about a few topics. Hygiene, clean water and giving children the opportunity to go to school are among those topics. However, after working with many local schools for the last few years it became obvious for us that providing healthy and nutritional food to the weakest children has to be high on our 'to do-list'. Therefore, together with the Deurali School and a local caterer we are looking for ways to start a Lunch-at-School project for our scholarship students and for those children who need it the most. From now on school lunches will be part of the Scholarship Program.

lunch

Though not very healthy and nutritional... at least this child has a lunch.

 

Our aim is not only to provide a healthy school lunch for the scholarship students, but we also want to reach those children who don't get enough to eat. Children who usually only have a cup of tea for breakfast and some rice and lentils for dinner, occasionally with some vegetables added. Children from families for whom fruit and vegetables are too expensive to buy, and where there is often no money for a snack during break times or lunch during school days. The school lunch will ensure these children will have at least one healthy and nutritional meal that day. Furthermore, we also hope to convince parents who can afford these school lunches to be part of our lunch-at-school project as well, so their children will be able to benefit from the Lunch-at-School project, too.

 

We want to keep the costs for these lunches as low as possible so we can reach as many children as possible. We can already provide a healthy lunch for 30 to 65 rupees per meal (app. €0.25 to €0.55 per meal) depending on the season we are in. (While this doesn’t seem much, when there are (e.g.) 20 children needing lunch, 6 days a week, 45 weeks a year, the total cost for the school lunches will be between 160,000 rupees and 350,000 rupees per year (app. €1,500 and €3,000 per year)… And with the annual inflation, this amount will only increase every year. 

 

However, oHoH has overcome many obstacles before in order to realise a goal, and we are determined we will find a way to get this Lunch-at-School project up and running, too.

 

If you, like ourselves, value the importance of a healthy meal for growing children and would like to support our Lunch-at-School project, please get in contact with us. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the "Donate" page.

In Nepal there is a lot of poverty, especially in rural and remote areas. While most families are lucky and own a small piece of land where they can grow some crops like rice, corn, wheat and mustard, many don't have any land at all. However, even when the land is cultivated to its full potential it is still not possible to grow enough food for a family because the land they own is simply to small or it is often too hilly to grow crops or the soil is in a poor condition because they don't have money to buy the good pieces of land. As a result, many children living in these areas don't get enough food to eat. Also, with meals mainly consisting of rice and lentils, it is not the most nutritionally balanced diet to have. Many children don't eat fruits and vegetables on a regular basis as they expensive to buy. They are lucky if they get two proper meals per day and eating fruit is almost out of the question.  

 

oHoH feels very strongly about a few topics. Hygiene, clean water and giving children the opportunity to go to school are among those topics. However, after working with many local schools for the last few years it became obvious for us that providing healthy and nutritional food to the weakest children has to be high on our 'to do-list'. Therefore, together with the Deurali School and a local caterer we are looking for ways to start a Lunch-at-School project for our scholarship students and for those children who need it the most. From now on school lunches will be part of the Scholarship Program.

 
lunch

Though not very healthy and nutritional... at least this child has a lunch.

 

Our aim is not only to provide a healthy school lunch for the scholarship students, but we also want to reach those children who don't get enough to eat. Children who usually only have a cup of tea for breakfast and some rice and lentils for dinner, occasionally with some vegetables added. Children from families for whom fruit and vegetables are too expensive to buy, and where there is often no money for a snack during break times or lunch during school days. The school lunch will ensure these children will have at least one healthy and nutritional meal that day. Furthermore, we also hope to convince parents who can afford these school lunches to be part of our lunch-at-school project as well, so their children will be able to benefit from the Lunch-at-School project, too.

 

We want to keep the costs for these lunches as low as possible so we can reach as many children as possible. We can already provide a healthy lunch for 30 to 65 rupees per meal (app. €0.25 to €0.55 per meal) depending on the season we are in. (While this doesn’t seem much, when there are (e.g.) 20 children needing lunch, 6 days a week, 45 weeks a year, the total cost for the school lunches will be between 160,000 rupees and 350,000 rupees per year (app. €1,500 and €3,000 per year)… And with the annual inflation, this amount will only increase every year. 

 

However, oHoH has overcome many obstacles before in order to realise a goal, and we are determined we will find a way to get this Lunch-at-School project up and running, too.

 

If you, like ourselves, value the importance of a healthy meal for growing children and would like to support our Lunch-at-School project, please get in contact with us. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the "Donate" page.


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