Operation feed the child aims to help reduce hunger and malnutrion in children living in communities that are not self sustainable.
Which problem do I/we aim to solve ? and why?
Most community schools are located far from homes and most children come to school on an empty stomachs, If breakfast and lunch was provided for the children it would help solve the problem of hunger and children dying at a young age because of malnutrition and other hunger related diseases like marasmus and kwashiokor. It is something that can be dealt with and should not be allowed to wipe out our generation, this would help reduce hunger levels in the children and hunger related
My/Our idea for a solution
My idea is a solution because most of the children go to school on an empty stomach and walk long distances before they get to school, if the school provided the children with a balanced meal fir breakfast and lunch, they will be motivated to come to school everyday and not lose interest in school because of walking long distances, hence reducing hunger and illiteracy in the country. Therefore, solving and tackling two problems at once.
Why is my/our solution an innovative idea and tackles the challenge from a new
My solution is an innovation because it woud help stop hunger in children and it tackles the challenge from a new perspective in that most organisations do not look at schools located in villages that have hardships rather they focus on schools in towns and hunger stil remains in the communities, by going into villages we are killing hunger right from the source.
How is my/our idea feasible?
Operation feed the child is feasible because their are many community schools in Zambia and it would be easy to look into their needs and identify what they need by visiting the school and acessing the situation.
Which methods and channels do I/we want to utilise?
I intend to use smartphones, radio, t.v and social media to diserminate information to the outside world and educate them about the dangers of hunger in children and how it affects them mentally and physically and how we as a community can help.
What’s my/our expected outcome and improvement?
My expected outcome is that hunger will be lessened in children and it will encourage more organisations to fund similar projects that help children and come up with a better Zambia that is hunger free and malnutrtion free.
What's my/our budget and which partners I/we would expect to be valuable
A monthly budget of k5000 to cater for both breakfast and lunch. The partners i would expect to be valuable to this project are United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF) , United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP), and lastly the government through the help of these organisations, it will see the need and use of providing for their generation and help end hunger.
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