IDRF’s partner organization, Zindagi Trust, embarked on a project in 2007 to overhaul a government school; the SMB Fatimah Jinnah school in Karachi, Pakistan and created a model school with modern facilities and quality education. They achieved remarkable success by turning a dilapidated building into an academic institute with structural and administrative renovations which is now providing excellent education and extra-curricular activities.
Most of the children attending the school come from families that are not even able to provide milk at home to the kids. Particularly the young children of kindergarten who come without breakfast and are malnourished and unable to focus on their lessons. Through the school’s nutrition program funded by IDRF, children are served breakfast in the morning which ensures that adequate health and nutrition levels in all students are being met.
Children also learn table manners and the importance of a well-balanced diet. Above all, the breakfast program boosts their morale, confidence and the mental ability to grasp what is being taught.