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Primary school education (from 6 to 14 years of age) significantly shapes a child’s future. In South Africa, the government provides many schools in low income areas with food for a daily cooked school lunch for each child. Often however this meal does not meet the micronutrient needs of the children. Drake Koka Primary School is situated in an urban township called Ivory Park in South Africa, an area with high unemployment rates and poverty. Recognizing that a well-nourished child attends school more regularly and better able to concentrate, Sight and Life supplements the lunch meal of 1500 children with a multiple micronutrient powder.

“Sight and Life’s support of our school feeding program will go a long way in narrowing the wide gap of social divide in our communities which results in many children attending school hungry.” – Mrs. Moyaha, the school principal