Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan

by Zindagi Trust
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan
Breakfast for Kindergarten schoolgirls in Pakistan

Project Report | Mar 27, 2024
What's for Breakfast?

By Hira Shaikh | Program Officer - Special Programs and Advocacy

Students enjoying a wholesome meal together
Students enjoying a wholesome meal together

In our ongoing commitment to nurturing not only education but also holistic growth, we embark on yet another chapter of our journey, eager to share the latest updates from our Breakfast Program. 

Looking back on this quarter, our distribution numbers illustrate the dedication and impact of our Breakfast Program. With over 7200 meals distributed monthly at Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School and over 7700 meals at SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School, each meal represents the collective effort of our community in nurturing young minds.

From the chilly mornings of December to the serene days of Ramadan, our breakfast menu has undergone various changes, ensuring both taste and nutrition. The breakfast menu includes hormone-free milk and a variety of seasonal foods free from additives and preservatives, prepared in-house, often using produce from our school vegetable garden.

Before Ramadan, this is what the menu looked like at our schools:

Monday: Boiled Egg with Milk
Tuesday: Daal Chawal
Wednesday: Boiled Potato with Ketchup
Thursday: Chicken Corn Soup/Aloo Paratha
Friday: Seasonal Fruits/Bread Jam Butter with Milk
Saturday: Egg and Bread

Amidst the festive days of Ramadan, our menu takes on a cultural flair, incorporating succulent fruits and nourishing shakes, offering students a boost of energy. Let's take a closer look at what each day brings during the days of Ramadan:

Monday: Bananas
Tuesday: Watermelon
Wednesday: Seasonal Fruits, Milkshake (Chikoo/Strawberry)
Thursday: Melons
Friday: Milk and Dates (Shake)
Saturday: Brown Bread with Jam

A nutritious breakfast not only fuels the body but also sharpens the mind, enhancing concentration, memory, and overall cognitive function. 

Over the years, our educators have observed the transformative impact of the Breakfast Program on students from low-income households. Many of these students were previously malnourished, suffering from lethargy, and struggling to concentrate in class. Some even skipped school due to illness. Recognizing these challenges, the breakfast program was established in 2008 at SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School and in 2017 at Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School.

Since its inception, the Breakfast Program has witnessed remarkable success, with significant improvements in attendance rates and overall academic achievements of students in both schools. Students who are well-nourished and healthy attend school more regularly and actively participate in learning activities. Today, attendance rates stand at 85% or higher, underscoring the importance of a holistic education model for children.

We uphold the program's high standards by gathering consistent updates and reviews from parents, teachers, and students alike. Parents frequently share their observations of the program's impact on their children. One father expressed his satisfaction, stating, “We feel secure and content with the program. It makes my daughter so happy that when she comes home, she makes us happy.

A kindergarten teacher also remarked, “I have noticed an increase in my students' activity levels, translating into excellent class performance. The breakfast has really boosted their energy levels in a positive way.

Beyond serving breakfast, we are committed to nurturing healthy habits in our students, that is why we integrate lessons on the importance of a balanced diet and the vital role various nutrients play in their growth and ability to focus. Additionally, for students in lower primary grades, our breakfast room is a place where they learn the ins and outs of table manners.

As we take a look into the future, we are filled with optimism and determination. With the unwavering support of our GlobalGiving community, we are poised to reach new heights, touching the lives of even more students in need. Together, we are not just providing meals; we are igniting futures, one breakfast at a time!

Breakfast moments
Breakfast moments
The breakfast club!
The breakfast club!
Hearty meals and full smiles
Hearty meals and full smiles
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Zindagi Trust

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Twitter: @zindagitrust
Project Leader:
Faiq Ahmed
Karachi , Sindh Pakistan

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