Whether or not your child likes school, chances are he sits at a desk. She has the right books. When it’s lunchtime, all the kids get to eat.
It’s not like that everywhere.
Imagine the children in your life trying to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic while balancing on a rock under a tree. The entire class shares a single book … if they’re lucky enough to have one. And they’re hungry, suffering from chronic malnutrition in a community too poor and vulnerable to feed their precious children.
Who would have thought a desk could save a child from a lifetime of poverty? When you give a child a desk through Food for the Hungry, you provide the kind of learning environment that helps kids achieve.
Whether school is held indoors or outdoors under a tree, having a solid chair and an area for writing is so important:
- Students can write more easily and learn more quickly. Desks help guard against the discouragement that so often leads to students dropping out.
- Children at desks are more comfortable, more focused and less squirmy.
- Schools where the classrooms are well-equipped, and kids are more motivated and better behaved, have a better chance of attracting and retaining professional teachers.
How a Desk Can Save a Child’s Future
Children who benefit from Food for the Hungry (FH) programs often break generational bonds of poverty. Many go on to get a higher education. They return to their home communities to work as doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers.
Your gift of $56 right now will provide a desk that has the potential to turn one motivated student into a leader who impacts thousands of lives.