Jamaica & Haiti 

Breakfast and Coloring Books for Primary School Students 


This project with our partner Trees That Feed Foundation (“TTFF”) continues and expands on a previous successful partnership between our two organizations. This project addresses hunger and malnutrition issues, childhood education, economic opportunity, and environment risk in two countries, Jamaica and Haiti. The core of the project is the provision of 36,000 breakfast meals to children studying at five schools in each of the two countries. Additionally, the project will supply 900 educational coloring books and accessories to these same schools. The schools typically serve children in age groups 5 to 10. The schools are usually rural, with 3 to 5 classrooms each with 20 to 30 children in each classroom. The grant from BGR supplies children at the 10 schools with morning meals served three times per week for an academic semester of 13 weeks. Breadfruit flour is the main ingredient in the breakfast meals served to the children. The breadfruit tree is well known in both countries, and the fruits are culturally accepted as nutritious and desirable. To benefit the children’s learning, TTFF has developed a 40 page coloring book, “Plant a Tree and Good Things Happen,” which teaches how planting a tree brings benefits to nutrition, a variety of jobs, and healthy air, water, soil and animal habitat. The coloring books, which have received rave reviews, are usable for a full academic year.  New project

Our Projects

BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. This is a selection of our newest projects. To see all our projects, please click here.


Bangladesh NEW

VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR MARRIED ADOLESCENT GIRLS
Help fund vocational training for 200 married adolescent girls so they can pursue alternative opportunities and shape their own futures. »


Brazil  NEW

SUPPORTING TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AMONG GUARANI WOMEN
Support women from the indigenous Guarani Mbya community in promoting and applying traditional agricultural practices in five villages in São Paulo. »


Cambodia NEW

MONITORING THE WELFARE OF PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN PRISON
Provide food and hygiene materials for women and infants living in 18 Cambodian prisons, plagued by squalid conditions. »


Cameroon   NEW

EDUCATION OF ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN - COMPUTER LITERACY
Provide 120 children in need with school furniture, literacy materials, and computers. » »


Haiti

FOOD PROGRAM FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN
Provide two meals a day, five days a week, to approximately 100 children and 40 adults. » 


India   NEW

EDUCATION AND FOOD AID FOR CHILDREN IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Help in providing three healthy meals a day, seven days a week, to 240 students. » 


Malawi and Kenya

TRAINING FARMERS IN CLIMATE RESISTANT AGRICULTURE METHODS
Training in biointensive climate-resilient farming to increase food production for 450 farmers, of whom 300 are women. » 


Peru   NEW

HELPING GIRLS IMPROVE THEIR NUTRITION, WELL-BEING, AND SCHOOLING
Improve the physical and emotional well-being of 30 young women by funding school supplies and providing workshops on the importance of education, hygiene, and a healthy diet. »


Sri Lanka  NEW

LIVELIHOOD TRAINING FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
Provide vocational training and work opportunities for 60 disabled people in the Anuradhabura district. » 



Sudan

INCREASING HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY IN SOUTH DARFUR
Provide agricultural training and supplies to an estimated 3,000 individuals, increasing food production by 30 percent. »

 

Uganda NEW

PEACE SCHOOL
Provide assistance to 12 students to attend school. »

U.S. Easton, Pennsylvania

EASTON URBAN FARM
Provide 6,000 pounds of locally grown produce to 800 low-income residents, 600 of them women. Build community through programs including free monthly workshops on urban farming topics. »