EL ROI Brokers and Consultancy Ltd is aligned with the core principles and focus of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations .Our organization seeks to play a role in alleviating hunger, meet daily consumption needs and encourage attendance and retention in the school going child by participating in school feeding programs.
“School feeding programmes are recognized as a key part of food assistance and relief in emergency and development programmes. They are principally concerned with the transfer of food to schools in order to alleviate hunger, meet daily consumption needs and encourage attendance and retention.
In this way, they also contribute to reducing levels of malnutrition and increasing family food security” (African Union [AU]), 2016).
It is well known and documented that prevalent poverty has devastating effects on the physical status and health of children and other vulnerable groups. Malnutrition results from the interaction of poor-quality diets, an imbalance in energy intake and energy expenditure, lack of physical activity and increased sedentary behaviour, and insufficient or lack of health care and sanitation. In particular, poor–quality diets and lack of health care and sanitation are themselves partly the result of many underlying factors, including political instability, poor economic development, conflict and social inequality. There is a growing body of evidence confirming the association between child malnutrition and subsequent poor school performance, cognitive development, attention and attendance (FAO, IFAD and WFP, 2015).