In Kenya, it is common for schools to average more than 1000 pupils, a number of them almost double that number, with only 20 percent of students being able to afford the school lunch. Many of the children go hungry, not having eaten breakfast, and with no means of purchasing lunch, some of them even faint during the day or are lethargic and unable to concentrate on their studies. Many of the children attend school with torn uniforms.
Metro World Child currently has a sponsorship in 15 of the 27 schools in the area where we work and will begin a feeding program in January 2013, providing school lunches for the children. We plan to expand this program into other schools and regions.