School Lunches Improve Learning for Mayan Children

 
$9,313
$2,687
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Remaining
Apr 10, 2012

We're reaching over 1000 children!

The Pueblo a Pueblo School Lunch Program has been even more important this year to the six elementary schools where school lunch is served through Pueblo a Pueblo. Because of a lack of resources and difficult economic climate schools that are normally supported by the Guatemalan government with a morning snack have yet to receive funding.  Therefore, Pueblo a Pueblo’s school lunch has been providing the only nutritious and healthy food that children will receive during the school day.  Additionally, because of the continued support of donors we have just begun to serve lunch in our sixth school Panaj!  The Santiago school of Panaj is located in the town of Santiago Atitlan and serves 293 students with its very limited resources.  The school community, under the leadership of the school Principle Rebeca Ramirez have come together to organize the implementation of the school lunch project and developed a healthy menu.  The school lunch project in Panaj will be complemented with the produce harvested from the school organic garden that Pueblo a Pueblo broke ground on this past month!!  Pueblo a Pueblo is now proud to be able to provide a daily nutritious meal to over 1,100 students through the school lunch program making a very important impact on school attendance, mal nutrition rates, and student performance! Thank you for your support!

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Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC Guatemala

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