ExtraOrd is an international organization headquartered in Washington DC . We promote youth academic achievement and life success through education, mentoring, and economic empowerment. ExtraOrd provides books and other school supplies to poor students, provides mentoring services to at-risk students to bridge the learning gap, and help feed the millions of school children who face hunger every day. We work with our global partners on programs to end hunger related death in children. We are passionate about helping young people everywhere succeed in school and life.
According to World Food Programme report, hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to health worldwide – greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. About 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. Poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children under five – about 3.1 million children each year . And children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year resulting in absence from school, poor academic performance and school dropouts. Food insecurity harms poor children’s health, development and ability to succeed in school and life and thus perpetuates the vicious cycle of poverty. Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger.
Many school children in Africa are too hungry to learn and unfortunately many of the schools do not have school feeding programs.These kids are unable to learn, excel, or succeed in school because they are poor and not properly nourished from day to day. For these children, hunger is a constant, chronic pain gnawing away at every moment of their waking hours. Many of these kids go to bed hungry, wake up hungry, and go to school hungry. Providing meals to children in school each day will reduce suffering for millions of children, save lives, and help them succeed in school. This is our commitment!
We have seen the effects of child hunger in Africa and other places. It is a horrible thing to happen to any child and near impossible for a child to learn when hungry. It is a terrible thing to not have anything to eat, and even more terrible for a hapless child who cannot do anything about it. Many poor countries in Africa do not have food stamps or anything similar feeding assistance program to provide relief. Many of these children drop out of school to a life full of unbelievable misery, child labor, sickness, and face many heinous abuse including death. The good news is that child hunger is an entirely solvable problem and our mission is to end it. Please join us in fighting child hunger, a hungry child will thank you because you saved her life.
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