When you don’t know where your next meal is
coming from or how to provide food for your family, it becomes impossible to make education a priority. That’s why FFLV works to provide proper nutrition for students, their families, and the local community. Girls who are undernourished, they have a serious problem even just sitting in a classroom and concentrating for a few minutes. If you are undernourished, you cannot learn, you cannot concentrate. You cannot go forward. So really even
before we start telling them A-B-C, we’ve got to get them, you know at least to a good standard of health. Every morning we have a vitamin mix. It’s a powder which we mix
in the drink. And that gives them all the basics, you know iron things and calcium and all the basic nutrition that they need. The food these girls receive doesn’t just help the students feel better and study more efficiently, it removes a major economic burden for their families. Let’s try it. Yeah let’s try it. And it’s delicious. So there’s not a lot of waste that comes
from the school either. It’s pretty self-sustaining. You’re growing your own
food to feed the girls. And it’s all organic you can see the men pouring go-var, or cow dung on the fields. We cook two thousand meals a day in our school. 90% of the stuff comes from here. Grown at FFLV. Hundred percent organic. Organic. Having their own
means of food production means FFLV isn’t just providing meals for their students but they’re able to give back to the local community as well. A global tradition which they have done every single day for 25 years. Click here to donate and join me next time as we look at FFLV’s pioneering
health care program. Tackling everything from small illnesses to major surgery.