Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children

by Fundacion Oportunidad y Futuro
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children

Project Report | Apr 18, 2024
Program begins its 3rd quarter at Canaima School

By Jose Gregorio Velasquez | Project Leader

Hillary having breakfast at school
Hillary having breakfast at school

Translation to Spanish further below

The program begins its 3rd quarter at the Canaima School and Yetzary, Hillary's mother, tells us her story.

Yetzary is the mother of Hillary, a student in the III Group of Early Education at Canaima School. She's 6 years old, residing in the Los Encantos neighborhood, high up in La Vega, Caracas, alongside her parents and her 11-year-old older sister.

Yetzary beams with contentment and gratitude since Hillary began receiving meals provided by the program. She remarks that it's not only a significant financial aid but also facilitates Hillary's punctual attendance at school. Hillary frequently attends the institution, embodying a cheerful, attentive, participative, and creative demeanor. She works independently and adapts well to the school environment.

Yetzary shares that Hillary expresses joy over the meals she consumes during breakfast and lunch, finding them delicious and nutritious. She mentions Hillary is starting to eat foods she previously avoided, such as eggs, tomatoes, and legumes. It's noteworthy that she particularly enjoys vegetables in salads, consumes meat in small portions, savors soups and vegetable cream, and delights in processed meats like bologna and sausages. Additionally, she relishes fruits during snack times.

Canaima School, situated in the upper part of La Vega, Caracas, is one of the beneficiary institutions that joined the "Una Arepa Para Mi País" Program in January of this year, now entering in its second quarter. Through the program, balanced nutrition is provided to preschool and first-grade children in this institution, along with three other schools, all with the aim of keeping children safe from the perils of malnutrition and school dropout.

We continue to believe that it's impossible to envision quality education without ensuring children are well-fed. As Isabel, the founder of Canaima School and the primary inspiration behind this program, used to say: "A full belly, a happy heart... and an open mind."

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Yetzary es la madre de Hillary, estudiante del III Grupo de Educación Inicial en la Escuela Canaima, tiene 6 años, vive en el Sector Los Encantos, parte alta de La Vega, en Caracas, junto a sus padres y su hermana mayor de 11 años.

Yetzary te contenta y agradecida desde que Hillary está recibiendo los alimentos brindados por la Fundación Oportunidad y Futuro en conjunto con la Fundación Pabellón con Arepa, comenta que es de gran ayuda económica y también le facilita llegar a tiempo a la escuela. Hillary asiste con frecuencia a la institución, es una niña alegre, atenta, participativa y creativa, trabaja de manera independiente, se adapta a los espacios de su entorno escolar.

Yetzary comenta que la niña manifiesta alegría por las comidas que consume en los desayunos y almuerzos, porque son ricos y nutritivos. Nos cuenta que está comenzando a ingerir alimentos que antes  no consumía como el huevo, los tomates y los granos. Cabe destacar que le gustan mucho los vegetales en las ensaladas, come carne en pequeñas porciones, le gusta la sopa, la crema de vegetales y le encantan los embutidos como la mortadela y las salchichas, le agrada también comer frutas en las meriendas.

La Escuela Canaima ubicada en la Parte alta de La Vega, Caracas es una de las instituciones beneficiarias que se incorporó al Programa “Una Arepa Para Mi País” en enero de este año, por lo cual ya se encue tra en el segundo trimestre del año. a través del programa se brinda alimentación balanceada a niños en edad de preescolar y de primer grado de esta institución, junto con 3 escuelas más, todo con la finalidad de mantener los niños fuera de los riesgos de la desnutrición y de la deserción escolar.

Seguimos creyendo que es imposible pensar en educación de calidad mientras los niños no se alimenten bien... Como decia la maestra Isabel, fundadora de la Escuela Canaima y principal inspiración de este programa: "Barriga llena: corazón contento... Y cerebro abierto.

Hillary arriving to School with her mom
Hillary arriving to School with her mom
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Fundacion Oportunidad y Futuro

Location: CARACAS, Miranda - Venezuela
Project Leader:
José Gregorio Velásquez
CARACAS , Miranda Venezuela

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