A kindergartener polishing off a boiled egg
About the Program
Zindagi Trust’s Breakfast Program aims to provide students with a nutritious locally sourced meal to start the day. The program seeks to integrate and build awareness of health, nutrition and environment among our young students.
At Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School (KPS) in Karachi, breakfast was served this year to students of Kindergarten, first grade and second grade totalling 217 students. However, due to its larger student body, SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School (SMB) was only able to serve breakfast to their 280 kindergarten students.
Our vision for the breakfast program is about inculcating healthy living habits in our students and we like to take this value beyond the breakfast room. We do not see the breakfast program in isolation from the rest of a students' intellectual development. As such, for long term impact, we have involved the school nurse, the gardeners, science teachers, canteen management and parents in the process of implementing the breakfast program.
The Breakfast program has been tremendously successful. It has brought about a heartening improvement in the development and health of our young students. Teachers and staff report a decrease in absenteeism, fainting due to malnutrition, yawning during the class, and diminished concentration in studies and sports. Moreover, it has significantly boosted student admissions in the Early Childhood Development grades (ECD) at SMB.
Donate today to support 500 plus young children get a nutritious boost to start the day.
The weekly menu. All items are free from additives
Drinking milk from steel mugs, instead of plastic
The chefs: constantly innovating healthy recipes
Having a meal together has improved social skills
Ridged Gourd: From the school garden to the table