"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
The above quote tells us the importance of breakfast, but to a large population of school-going kids from poor areas like Lyari, Old Golimar and Garden West, this may mean nothing as they live below the poverty line and most of them come to school without having breakfast.
The toddlers of Kindergarten I and Kindergarten II of SMB Fatimah Jinnah School, thanks to your generous donations, are given regular breakfast in the morning. This includes biscuits, bread, jam, butter, chicken spread, fruit salad, fresh fruits like apples, bananas and melon, chicken corn soup in winter, instant noodles, occasional sweets, etc. Milk is always part of the daily breakfast. The school's kindergarten staff serves them with utmost dedication feels extremely fulfilled watching kids happily having breakfast.
During this past quarter, the school was off for the month of July and breakfast was served to 230 children during the months of August and September. The introduction of breakfast at the start of the day has enhanced the physical and mental energies of our students. The records show less absenteeism of toddlers since the programme was started. They love to have breakfast at school with friends and are in turn helping their parents to have breakfast culture at home by demanding breakfast on school holidays. The health room of school data also confirms that the number of sick children from KG brought to health room has decreased.
Thank you for support in making the breakfast programme a success.
"Breakfast Class" remains a constant attraction for our kindergarten students. It is a pleasure watching them queuing up and taking their own plate to the dining table to have their breakfast. The generous donations for breakfast have contributed a lot in the physical, social and academic life of toddlers as they get good nutrition due to which they remain mentally active and learn to socialize during breakfast time specially.
Our students are developing the healthy habit of starting the day with breakfast and they in turn are educating their parents to provide them with similar kind of breakfast at home during holidays.
The menu includes milk, bread and butter, instant noodles, boiled eggs or potatoes, biscuits, cakes etc with added items in the winter like chicken corn soup, fruit salad and raw vegetables like carrots, cucumber etc.
Thank you for your support in making this programme possible!
Breakfast time has long been an attraction for the toddlers at SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School. It not only gives them nourishing food but also an opportunity to socialize and organically learn to be disciplined by coming to breakfast rooms from their classes and lining up for breakfast.
Thanks to your generous donations, our students have become more regular at school, more attentive and more active physically and mentally. This is in contrast to the days before the daily breakfast program was introduced and complaints of children fainting in the morning assembly or remaining blunt and dull during school hours. The students are visibly more energetic and lively and their daily average attendance now stands at above 98%.
On an average day, the students drink milk with Horlicks (an energy booster), bread and butter, instant noodles, boiled eggs or potatoes, biscuits,etc. During the winter we added chicken corn soup, fruit salad and raw vegetables like carrots and peas which they ate very fondly. The students also report that they have managed to convince their parents to prepare breakfast for them on Sundays, when school is off - for most of them, breakfast was not a regular practice at home before this.
Eating breakfast is an essential part of healthy living and thanks to GlobalGiving, our students have learnt at school which they will hopefully carry forward to their families and communities in the future.
The breakfast programme for Kindergarten students has been helping children keep healthy, active and attentive to their studies. Most of the children at our school cannot afford to have breakfast at home.
The standard menu included milk with an energy drink (Horlicks), different fresh fruits, bread with butter and jam, boiled eggs, instant noodles, biscuits or muffins. For the winter, some special items have been added to the menu, such as:
* chicken and vegetable soup
* mashed potatoes
* fresh seasonal vegetables, such as carrots
The kids are served milk every day, which they enjoy the most, while the rest of the menu items are rotated. With the continuous support of donors like yourself, the breakfast program gives our students increased energy to resist different diseases and their visits to the school nurse have also reduced to a great extent. The program has also helped teach them table manners and discipline.
Thank you to Global Giving and all Donors worldwide - you have made school an adorable place for our kids!
This month we bring you an update from our new Project Manager at the school, Shahnaz:
It is a real delight for Kindergarten students to have daily breakfast at SMB Fatima Jinnah School. The kids are served milk with Horlicks every day along with other nutritious items like apple, banana or melon, bread slice with jam and butter, instant noodles, biscuits, cakes and boiled eggs. They're enjoying a different menu almost every day of the week.
For the upcoming winter season, we are planning to introduce mashed potatoes, chicken and vegetable soup, fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, more frequent servings of boiled eggs, etc. as an addition to the current menu.
Most of these Kindergarten students come from a locality where the concept of a proper breakfast is not a practical one for the parents because of the low income of families and because of day by day increasing rates of food items. With the School Breakfast Programme, these kids feel satisfied, fed, energized and taken care of, which has boosted their morale and confidence level in addition to their mental ability to grasp things.
Adding the Horlicks energy drink to the Breakfast menu has worked wonders and has attracted children to school like never before. It is reported that attendance of KG students is always at the best level as compared to other classes. Thanks to GlobalGiving and all the donors worldwide who make this program possible - you have made school an adorable place for our kids. We look forward to your continued support and hope you enjoy the videos and pictures of our students and teachers from the Breakfast Room!
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