Currently, 114 students from low-income families in Kathmandu benefit from Shenpen’s Daily School Meal Program at Shree Sharadha Madhiyamik Vidhalaya, a government school in Kathmandu, Nepal. As much as possible, we try to provide nutritious meals, such as fruits, eggs and milk, and try to exclude junk foods such as flavored chips, sweets, doughnuts, and instant noodles. By providing a daily school meal, we hope to:

Increase the energy, nutrient and micro nutrient intake of these children

Have a positive influence on the height, weight and health of the children

Even though it is difficult to measure the impact this program will have on the health of the students  participating in this program, Shenpen plans to weigh and measure their height twice a year to see if the healthy, daily meals have a clear, positive influence on their health.

We already know that by significantly increasing students’ daily calorie intake and filling up their tummies with healthy foods, they have more energy and can easily concentrate throughout the school day, helping them in their studies. According to the teachers, students benefiting from the Daily School Meal Program are more diligent and do not miss school as much as before its inception.

One thing is certain: the initial height and weight session was a lot of fun and a beautiful occasion for Shenpen’s team to meet these young and dynamic students.

Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen has initiated the Daily School Meal Program in two different government schools in Kathmandu: Mitra Aadharbhut Vidhalaya and Shree Shradha Madhiyamik Vidhalaya. Altogether, Shenpen provides 189 meals on a daily basis. Our goal is to be able to extend these programs to another 200 students yearly.

If you have question or comment, please contact us at: info@shenpennepal.org

If you wish to contribute to this project, please follow the link: www.shenpennepal.org/donate

 Our appreciation goes to our generous and continuous donors: CHANCE for Nepal (U.K.), Pitchouns du Monde, and many individuals who make these programs possible.