Boy sitting on ground holding food

Leave no one behind

Our children and their families are just some of the millions of people around the world who are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition, because they cannot afford healthy food.

There is enough food grown worldwide to meet the needs of everyone, the lack of access and availability in developing countries is the problem.

On World Food Day , we focus on leaving no one behind, making sure that everyone, especially the more vulnerable in our global community, can have access to healthy, nutritious food.

Boys holding ears of corn in field
Our children harvesting corn in Amarateca, Honduras.

A better life through better nutrition

It is easy to take for granted having enough healthy food to ensure proper growth and development. But for millions of people, a lack of access to food, poverty, and severe inequality leaves children malnourished and with stunted growth, delaying or even permanently altering physical development.

How we promote good nutrition at school

Malnutrition in the children who come to our programmes every year is a real concern. Every child receives a full health check when they arrive at school to assess their needs. They are given the balanced nutrition and regular meals they need to thrive, helping to address their poor start in life, their malnutrition and give them the best chance for healthy development and growth. 

boy harvesting pechay (pak choy)
Boys in The Philippines harvest pechay (pak choy)

Food initiatives in our programmes

Most of our schools have a small scale food programme, where food is grown on the grounds to supplement the children’s meals. The amount of food grown is not enough to feed all the children but it has a valuable purpose. Not only does it improve the sustainability of the programmes, but teaching children about food, how to grow it, it’s value, and exposing them to new and different types of healthy food options, gives them a well-rounded education in food and nutrition. It gives them food growing skills and knowledge that they can share with their communities.

Our children are the future for sustainable food production

Some of our children have gone onto pursue agriculture as a career, thanks in part to their exposure to the food programmes at our schools. Our children are the future of a sustainable planet and sustainable agricultural practices. By educating them, we can help ensure better food production, nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for thousands of people.

In Honduras, one of our children, Eva, found a passion for agriculture and has dedicated herself to expanding her knowledge and skills to support her community. She has gone on to college to study agricultural skills. Read her story below to see how she has developed her passion for better food production and access for poor people in Honduras.

How Eva's education sparked her passion for agriculture