Al-Adwaa supports the “Build a tomorrow” initiative to feed school and nursery children with 125,000 meals

As part of its efforts to support the Egyptian student, Al-Adwaa, which is affiliated with the publishing house Nahdet Misr, signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Food Bank to carry out some socially useful activities and provide humanitarian aid, especially food, for schools and nurseries, according to what he owns. Egyptian Food Bank” from the database and research studies in this area.

In light of this collaboration, Al-Adwaa will contribute to the preparation and provision of healthy and hot meals for students in some cities and villages in the provinces of Upper Egypt, namely: Assiut – Sohag – Minya, with 125,000 hot and healthy meals in nine schools in three provinces during academic year 2022 – 2023. This is within the framework of the initiative “Build the future for children’s nutrition in kindergartens and schools” adopted by the “Egyptian Food Bank”, as part of the general strategy. Food banks in the direction of providing healthy food to target groups of users, in accordance with the vision of the state in 2030 and the interest in proper nutrition and public health, and according to the early detection of diseases Anemia, obesity and stunted growth, as studies and statistics have shown that malnutrition is the cause two-thirds of child deaths, and Egypt is among the 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 to reach 13% in 2021 compared to 21 % in 2014, with a decrease in the percentage of emaciation from 8% in 2014 to 3% in 2021, however, the indicators of anemia rate reached 43% in 2021, compared to 27.2% in 2014, which requires prompt intervention in order 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” according to the importance of human development. Egyptians and the creation of a new generation with healthy mental and physical abilities, thus contributing to the realization of human development and sustainable development, especially because we believe that a healthy spirit resides in a healthy body and that a healthy body is balanced nutrition is the basis for ensuring educational achievement and achieving the highest rates of understanding and absorption. Therefore, our desire to cooperate with the “Egyptian Food Bank” 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”, said that the cooperation protocol comes within the framework of the bank’s activities related to providing 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 face the problems associated with stunting, exhaustion, anemia, poor mental development, weak physical structure and inability to practice physical activities..

Sarhan added that kindergarten and primary school students from poor families are most vulnerable to malnutrition problems due to lack of resources. Therefore, since 2009, the Egyptian Food Bank has started the fight against child malnutrition through primary schools by providing children with a healthy meal a day, and this has been extended to nursery children in 2021, calling for cooperation with Al-Adwaa, which guarantees the provision of a warm daily meal integrated with essential nutrients that work against malnutrition and support the health of students in order to improve their mental and physical abilities, through the school kitchens of the Egyptian Food Bank, working to educate parents and students about the importance of proper healthy nutrition and its impact on their growth and concentration.

about the lights

Nahdet Misr publishes, since 1968, the educational series “Al-Adwaa”, which during 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 shift towards e-learning, the Al-Adwaa series has evolved to provide integrated educational solutions, including printed books, website and the Al-Adwaa App, offering the latest in educational technology to meet the needs of students, parents and teachers.

About the Egyptian Food Bank

The Egyptian Food Bank is a non-profit organization specializing in the issue of food security, founded in 2006 with the main goal of providing healthy food to those who deserve it 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 meaningful 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, because in one year about 2 million cartons of food are distributed, 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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