Africa Food for Thought (AFFT) helps to provide food security to more than 17 0000 children to the west of Johannesburg. We provide regular meals for children to enable them to concentrate in class and study well. We support:
- 14 schools,
- 23 informal creches,
- 3 community projects
- 130 Orphaned and vulnerable children.
According to the Children’s Institute at UCT the effects of poor nutrition on children are far reaching. It is estimated that more than 200 million children under five years globally will not realise their full cognitive development due to poverty, lack of proper care, poor health and inadequate nutrition. Research suggests that poor nutrition affects the educational outcomes of children, adult working capacity and economic productivity.
In Johannesburg, 43% of the poor face starvation and malnutrition. Researchers believe the figure could be higher and every day thousands of children go hungry.