Students at Piet Van recently completed the national exams and we are proud to say that everyone passed with flying colors. The students have worked hard to prepare for the exam over the past several months which is evident in their passing scores. Both improved attendance and academic performance of Piet Van students are a testament to the value of Thrive's meals.
In the months of January and February, we have spent a total of $2280 on food purchases which amounts to $0.50 per meal per student. The standard meals, which are delivered five days a week, included a banana, a seasonal fruit or vegetable such as guava, dates, and cucumber, and eggs. Once a week students also received milk and popular, local snacks such as shingara and chana which contain nutrient rich vegetables. We recently added jujube to the menu which is a fruit grown locally and is packed with Vitamin C.
Through GlobalGiving we have raised $5393 which will carry us through mid-May. If you would like to help us continue supporting Piet Van, please do consider donating again or setting up a recurring monthly donation. For just $10 you can help feed a child at Piet Van for an entire month. These children are incredibly bright and look forward to going to school every day. With your support, we can ensure that they receive the brain-fuel they need to be focused and ready to learn.