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Breakfast Club goes Supersize!

Posted by Tammy D on August 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Breakfast Club goes Supersize!

The Breakfast Club is open to all students now that the kitchen is fully operational. We have running water, rice cookers, a pantry, a fridge and a new Kitchen manager Mr. Sann who is now running the kitchen and cooking the breakfasts.

Breakfast is the staple steamed rice, supplemented with nutritional food such as vegetables, eggs, and soups.

We are running 2 settings, one at 6 AM and one at 7.15 AM. Kids who come in the afternoons are coming in for breakfast early before heading off in our truck to government school.

Just as a reminder as to the 'why' of breakfast club,

Breakfast Club is key in our ability to offer an education. Many of our children have very limited access to food at home, and nutritional values are low in priority in a family who can barely conquer the pangs of hunger. Starchy water with small amounts of rice is most often the meal to be shared with the family. Health issues and an inability to focus in class are the obvious result. Allowing these children at least one quality meal a day allows them the energy and focus needed to learn and play. It also relieves more of the financial burden on their struggling families. Following breakfast, each child brushes their teeth, ready to begin a day of learning.

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