The harsh reality of indefinite hunger is what many impoverished children endure throughout their young lives. Often times, underprivileged families in Armenia send their children to kindergarten so that they can be sure their children will be supplemented with food; it is common that the meal provided at each kindergarten just might be the only meal a child consumes in a day. To break the cycle of poverty, FCN aims to fight malnutrition by providing nutrition to kindergartens all over Armenia. Similar to statistics in the US, the attendance at kindergartens in Armenia increases when a free and balanced meal is given to the children. By providing more nutritious meals for kindergartens, we are not only addressing malnutrition and poor health, but also increasing the attendance of children, investing in better education for years to come.
To help battle malnutrition and hunger, and to promote steady and healthy growth by providing daily nutrition to kindergartners, as well as a foundation to ensure that the kindergarteners will be successful when they continue their education to grade school and beyond.
There are two beneficial ways in which FCN’s nutrition program functions: In some cases, we supplement the nutrition of a kindergarten by providing much needed dairy to daily meals, and in other cases, we provide 100% of daily meals for the entire kindergarten to ensure that certain kindergartens can continue to operate. Over 1,500 kindergartners benefit from FCN’s nutrition program.
Attendance and performance has increased by 25% within the first month.
Children are healthier, happier, and more active.
How You Can Help
This program is made possible through FCN’s Angel Program, where supporters make monthly or annual donations to sponsor nutrition for kindergartners.
$50 / month ($600 annually) provides the nutrition for 10 kindergartners
$100/month ($1,200 annually) provides the nutrition for 20 kindergartners