The Asociación Civil Fe y Alegría, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, is carrying out a school food program to alleviate the nutritional deficiencies among the child population in Petare, Venezuela.
The beneficiaries of the project are students from first to third grade in primary school. A balanced breakfast is provided to 248 students.
The program arose following an analysis which showed that 21% of the students presented symptoms of inadequate nutrition, 11% suffered from chronic malnutrition, 4% suffered from severe malnutrition and 2% were obese. These deficiencies give rise to low academic performance, school dropout and conditions such as anemia.
Fe y Alegría is an International Movement of Comprehensive Education and Social Promotion aimed at the poor. Its objective is the transformation of society and it is founded on values of justice, freedom, participation, fellowship, respect for diversity, and solidarity.