Chellaram Foundation has teamed up with the United Nations World Food Programme to bring food poverty relief to school children in the underprivileged African state of Sao Tome and Principe.
With much of its population hovering around the poverty line, the Covid crisis has hit incomes hard with devastating effects on the poor, disabled and elderly. Schools have been closed with little prospect of reopening unless children can be fed.
Through the World Food Programme, the Foundation has made a donation of US$700,000 to provide 25,000 children with at least one nutritious meal a day for 8 months. For these children it means they can resume an education which gives them some hope of breaking the shackles of poverty.