At Hagar's Community Learning Centre in Cambodia, all of the students who attend our school come from very poor families. Unlike children who grew up and live under "normal" circumstances, these children have suffered trafficking and severe abuse and as a result, they have missed many years of schooling. Hagar provides an accelerated learning programme in the School which allows students to complete two school grades in 12 months, enabling them to reach their cohort age and be reintegrated into the government school for secondary and high school education within three years.
Through the recent medical screening conducted by a team of Singapore doctors, 40% of them were found with medical conditions that require treatment and a significant number suffering from malnutrition and slow developmental growth.
Malnutrition has been an ongoing condition for some children with many more being at risk. To address the problem, HAGAR has been providing nutritious soy milk and snacks in the school for all 120 students. However, due to shortage of funds, we had to cut back our provision of soy milk and snacks from 5 days a week to 2 days in 2016. These snacks are specifically fortified foods that prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Help us reinstate our food programme and provide the much-needed soy milk intake for all students when they come to school. Thank you for giving today.