Helping Hands Cambodia is a grass roots aid organisation empowering Cambodians living in poverty to help themselves.
All the students who attend our school in the morning (approximately 100) receive a nutritious breakfast. The meal they receive is prepared in accordance with guidelines from the World Food Programme and is aimed at combating protein malnutrition.
The breakfast programme idea began after a random survey of 10 students revealed that, of those 10, 8 had nothing to eat before school, 1 had a small amount of plain rice, and 1 had a piece of candy.
Many Cambodians only eat two meals a day, consisting predominantly of boiled white rice.
The breakfast programme costs approximately 20c (US$) per child per day.
We have a vegetable garden at the school, where our cook / gardener grows green vegetables. These are added to the kids’ breakfast.
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