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Events in 2017
  • [24/Jul/2017]
    I Can Fly Program, Cathay Pacific
    Cathay Pacific Airways Manila held its third I Can Fly Program on July 24-29, 2017. As in past years, PCCCI coordinated with and volunteered to help i.. more
  • [09/Jun/2017]
    The Start of a School Year in FPTI-ERDA Tech
    Ms. Elena Ongkiko-Santos of PCCCI visited FPTI-ERDA Tech to hand over financial support for its old and new scholars... more
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  • [15/Aug/2017]
    Letters from Our UPHSI Scholars
    It is so heartwarming to receive letters from our scholars in Iloilo, whom we are unable to easily visit. At the start of a new school year, they wrot.. more
  • [11/May/2017]
    UPIS Update
    PCCCI caught up with its UPIS scholars to get their take on the new program and curriculum... more
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Mitigating Hunger

Mitigating Hunger

"Few things have more impact than nutrition on a child's ability to survive, learn effectively and escape a life of poverty."- Ann Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF

School feeding programs are targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children. They increase enrollment rates, reduce absenteeism, and improve food security at the household level. They are an important social support measure that helps keep children in school.

Low-income countries are expanding school feeding, because these programs help push them closer to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by drawing more children, especially young girls, into the classroom. Poor children are at greater risk of suffering from inadequate nutrition, mental and physical health problems, poor school achievement and encountering difficulties with the law.

Though some perceive them as a ‘band-aid solution’, feeding programs are an important part of the solution for hungry kids today. There is a generation of children whose hungry stomachs can’t wait for legislation and larger initiatives in order to be filled. Without any intervention, their development will be stunted.

Feeding programs are valuable because in feeding the most vulnerable and valuable people in society, we teach them not only how to eat nutritiously and economically, but that others care about them.