Hunger is more than just a grumbling tummy or an empty stomach. Hunger is a natural enemy to education, an inhibitor of learning. Food gets us through the day, and without it, we can’t fire on all cylinders. The Borgen Project reports that, “Children experiencing hunger are more likely to have problems with memory and concentration … Hunger has been observed to cause depression, anxiety, and withdrawal, all of which are obstructions to a child trying to focus.” Food, in essence, fuels education.
Hunger’s a bigger problem than you might think – 925 million people worldwide go to bed hungry every night, over one tenth of the world population. HavServe’s Annual Haiti Summer Camp and Educational Enrichment Program is looking to bring belief to 500 hungry stomachs in July. The students we work with come from rural communities that are rife with hunger, malnutrition, and in worst scenarios – starvation.
With just a one-time $30 donation for this year’s camp, you can bring the Haiti children food, nutrition, and most importantly – hope.
This is your opportunity to be directly responsible for providing children with the energy they need to learn and live so that this future generation can rebuild Haiti.
If you Have, you too can Serve.
Written by Andrew Blake