Java partners with WFP to provide school meals to vulnerable children

Java has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to raise funds to support vulnerable children with daily school meals.

Every day, children in Kenya go to school on an empty stomach which affects their concentration and ability to learn. There are also children particularly girls who simply do not go to school because their families need them to help in the farms or perform domestic duties. School meal programmes can help address many of these challenges.

Under this partnership, Java House will hold a fundraising campaign across all its outlets, encouraging customers to donate towards the provision of daily nutritious meals forunder privileged school going children from food insecure families in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) as well as in urban areas.

Priscilla Gathungu, the Java House CEO, “We see this collaboration as an investment in our communities. Kenya is already doing well in education, and we must continue this trend in the future. As we work together to provide food for our children, we are also giving opportunities and a chance for them to compete globally. We are proud to serve over 20,000 people daily as a business, and we ask everyone who comes to Java to support the initiative and ensure that none of our children are left behind due to a lack of nutritious meals.”

Lauren Landis, WFP’s Country Director in Kenya, said, “Providing a child with a meal at sch ool keeps children – particularly girls safe, helps them to get an education, and reduces the burden on families to feed their children. It also lessens the burden on mothers, who knowing their kids are safe in school can work and support their
families. Better health and nutrition through school meals allows children to learn and perform better, broadening their educational opportunities.”