SAJIDA Foundation has entered a partnership with Thrive, a nonproﬁt organisation dedicated to delivering healthy food to hungry children, to provide food to 330 students in three schools.
Non-government organisation SAJIDA is sponsoring nutritious meals, delivered by Thrive, for all the schoolchildren of Apon Alo School (Rayer Bazar, Dhaka), Jaago School (Habiganj, Sylhet), and Ucchash School (SonPocha Char River Island, Bogura) from May 9 to August 31.
“Thrive’s work really brings us back to our roots as a school started in a garage. Healthy meals give children the fuel they need to learn and succeed in their education,” said Muhymin Chowdhury, director (challenge fund, partnerships and communications) at SAJIDA
Thrive has been delivering meals to schools since its inception ten years ago and has served these three schools for more than four years.
Having SAJIDA sponsor all of these schoolchildren in some of the poorest areas of Bangladesh allows Thrive to move additional children off its waitlist.
“SAJIDA‘s generous donation and willingness to ensure a healthy meal for these children every school day for four months gives us the ability to expand our reach and feed even more hungry kids,” Priscila Heffelﬁnger, co-founder of Thrive, said.
While this programme marks Thrive and SAJIDA‘s largest effort to date, the organisations worked together in the past.
Last March, SAJIDA, Thrive, and the Amal Foundation teamed up to bring emergency food relief to Rohingya families displaced by a devastating ﬁre in the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar.
SAJIDA supported the cost of 5,000 hot meals.