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Basic Facts…you should know

Children living in poor environments are extremely vulnerable: lack of medical treatment and facilities, soiled and dirty water usage, poor and unbalanced nutrition are few characteristics of such standard of living. The priority then is to eat not to study. By providing nutritious meals in schools we can answer both needs: Physical and Intellectual ones. Education can be a solution to break out of Poverty.

Every year, some 132 million infants around the world attempt an extraordinary sprint – from defenceless newborns to pro-active three-year-olds. And every year, countless numbers of them are stopped in their tracks – deprived, in one way or another, of the love, care, nurturing, health, nutrition and protection that they need to survive, grow, develop and learn.

Out of 100 children born in 2000, 30 will most likely suffer from malnutrition in their first five years of life, 26 will not be immunized against the basic childhood diseases, 19 will lack access to safe drinking water and 40 to adequate sanitation, and 17 will never go to school. In developing countries, every fourth child lives in abject poverty, in families with an income of less than $1 a day.