“Al-Adwaa” supports the initiative of the Egyptian Food Bank “Building a future for feeding school and nursery children” by contributing 125,000 meals

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As part of its efforts to support the Egyptian student, Al-Adwaa, which is affiliated with Nahdet Misr Publishing, has signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Food Bank to carry out some socially useful activities and provide humanitarian aid, especially food, for school children and nurseries, according to what he owns.Egyptian Food Bank” from the database and research studies in this area.
In the light of this cooperation, “Al-Adwaa” will contribute to the preparation and provision of healthy and hot meals for school students in some cities and villages of the provinces of Upper Egypt, namely: Assiut – Sohag – Minya, with 125 thousand hot and healthy meals in nine schools in three provinces during the academic year 2022-2023. As part of the “Building a future for children’s nutrition in kindergartens and schools” initiative adopted by the “Egyptian Food Bank”, as part of the food bank’s general strategy to provide healthy food to target groups of users, in accordance with with the vision of the state in 2030 and the interest in proper nutrition and public health, and in accordance with the early detection of the disease of anemia. showed that malnutrition is the cause of two-thirds of child deaths, and Egypt is among 36 countries where 90% of the burden of global malnutrition is concentrated. Despite a significant improvement in stunting rates according to the Egyptian Family Health Survey 2021, published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, stunting rates decreased among children under five, reaching 13% in 2021 compared to 21% in 2014, in addition to reducing the percentage of emaciation from 8% in 2014 to 3% in 2021, however, indicators of anemia rate reached 43% in 2021, compared to 27.2% in 2014, which calls for rapid intervention to reduce this phenomenon.
In this context, Dalia Ibrahim, President of the Board of Directors of “Nahdet Misr Publishing” stated that the signing of the protocol with the “Egyptian Food Bank” comes as participation in achieving one of the most important goals of sustainable development, which are in line with the goal and vision of “Nahdet Misr” and “Al-Adwaa” to the Importance of Human Construction We believe that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body, and that a healthy balanced diet is the basis for ensuring educational achievement and attaining the highest level of understanding and comprehension. Therefore, we want to cooperate with the “Egyptian Food Bank” by providing balanced food assistance to the most needy children and reaching those who qualify in all provinces of Egypt.
Mohsen Sarhan, executive director of the “Egyptian Food Bank”, stated that the cooperation protocol comes within the framework of the bank’s activities related to ensuring healthy food for children in schools, in an effort to preserve the general health of students, in accordance with the guidelines of the Egyptian state and its presidential initiatives to combat diseases resulting from malnutrition. And the reduction of stunting, explaining that the fight against malnutrition is part of the bank’s plans through the “Burn Bakra” program to feed children in nurseries and schools, in order to solve problems related to stunting, exhaustion, anemia, weak mental development, weak physical structure and the impossibility of practicing physical activities.
Sarhan added that kindergarten and elementary school students from poor families are most vulnerable to malnutrition problems due to lack of resources. Therefore, since 2009, the “Egyptian Food Bank” began the fight against child malnutrition through elementary schools by providing a daily healthy meal for children, and this was extended to nursery children in 2021, calling for cooperation with the company “Al-Adwaa” , which guarantees the provision of a warm daily meal integrated with essential nutrients that work to combat malnutrition and support student health. improves his mental and physical abilities, through the school kitchens of the Egyptian Food Bank, while working on educating parents and students about the importance of proper healthy nutrition and its impact on their growth and concentration.
Al-Adwaa has been publishing Nahdat Misr since 1968, an educational series of “Al-Adwaa”, which over the past 54 years has managed to take the lead in providing the best and latest educational solutions to support the educational process in Egypt. The “Al-Adwaa” series includes more than 150 titles from kindergarten to high school. Over the years and with the move towards e-learning, the Al-Adwaa series has “evolved to provide integrated educational solutions, including printed books, the Al-Adwaa website and application, which provides the latest in educational technology; Satisfy the needs of students, parents and teachers.

The Egyptian Food Bank is a non-profit institution specializing in the issue of food security, founded in 2006 with the main goal of providing healthy food for beneficiaries and alleviating the suffering of hunger. In its work, the food bank relies on a philosophy based on measuring the impact of development programs and provided services on the lives of users, in order to create social value and achieve a significant and sustainable impact on societies.
Over the course of 15 years, the “Egyptian Food Bank” has delivered healthy food to tens of millions of users throughout the Republic, as approximately 2 million cartons of food are distributed annually, and more than 14 million hot meals are provided to children. in schools and kindergartens, as well as users of seasonal activities in the month of Ramadan and the season of sacrifice. In addition, the Egyptian Food Bank plays a role in creating sustainable food systems by supporting smallholder farmers to improve their farming practices, increase land productivity and improve farmers’ livelihoods.

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