Almirante has a reason to be happy of beginning the school year: he’ll be given a daily meal as part of the ‘Food For Knowledge’ program, currently implemented by ADPP Mozambique and Planet Aid Inc., in the province of Maputo. The objective of the program is to offer daily meals for 60.000 school children during a three year period (2013-2015) and to raise awareness on the importance of healthy eating habits.
India has made great efforts over the last decades to reduce the percentage of people living under the poverty line: from about 55% in 1973, it has gone down to about 27% in 2004. But poverty remains a chronic condition for almost 30% of the country’s rural population.
After years of apartheid, South Africa continues to face the triple challenge of chronic high unemployment, poverty, and inequality.
Aisatu had been in labor almost one whole day before the bi-weekly canoe service arrived to Bolama, the closest of the Bijagós Islands to the mainland of Guinea-Bissau. By the time she arrived to Bissau’s hospital, six hours later, the baby was dead. Luckily, Aisatu survived.
Books open up a new world, spread knowledge and guide the development of children. However, 260 million children across the world are still growing up without access to them.