Iron deficiency anemia, nearsightedness & intestinal worm infections harm the health of children in poor rural areas and keep them from learning. Low cost solutions are available. Become Part of REAP.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Only 3% of poor, rural Chinese students go to college (compared to 50% in large cities). Less than 25% go to high school. REAP's work finds 34% of poor, rural children to be anemic (and have poor nutrition). 10% are nearsighted (and do not have glasses). 40% in many areas have intestinal worm infections (and do not receive deworming tablets). These nutrition and health problems have been shown in China and internationally to hold children back by greatly diminishing their academic performance.
How will this project solve this problem?
REAP will provide health checkups, nutrition training, multivitamins, eyeglasses, deworming medicine to students in need in 24 primary schools. REAP will measure before and after health/education levels and compare to other schools to show impacts.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will demonstrably lift the health & education levels among 5000 poor, rural elementary students. Based on state of the art health/educational testing, we will brief policymakers on what works and advocate broad scale up of these low cost solutions
Total Funding Received to Date: $409
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $409 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.