When we first went to Ashanti, some fifteen years ago, the children were always hungry, and many were severely malnourished. As a result, we started free school lunches for children under five, who were most at risk.
To our surprise, this didn’t seem to make a lot of difference to their health and on investigation we found that, because they were being fed at school, their parents reserved all the food at home for their older brothers and sisters, who weren’t. So we added free school breakfasts to the dinners and now the children look fine.
We are very lucky this year to have found a donor to continue this work on our behalf.