Although great progress has been made in recent years to ensure more children are able to access education, accessibility is not always enough. Education can only be successful when basic physiological needs - such as having a meal available - are also addressed. We work to ensure that these basic needs are met so children don’t have to choose between class and eating, and so they have a safe, clean school building.
We know first hand technology is shaping the future, making it a powerful tool to empower youth from all backgrounds with successful careers and great opportunities. We also know that technology is still a male dominated field and we want to see this change, so we’re particularly passionate about championing young women in gaining an education in technology.
We don’t want to wait for the brightest young minds to climb the career ladder before we start to hear from them. We want to work with these individuals today. That’s why we believe in encouraging talented young people to explore their ideas in social entrepreneurship. We’re just at the beginning of our journey in this field but our ambition is to work with top academic institutes to carry out research, run innovation hubs and grant scholarships to help us, help them unleash the potential of blockchain for good.
Worldwide around 66 million primary school-age children are attending classes without enough food. Approximately 23 million of these children are in Africa alone. By simply providing lunch, which costs as little as $0.30 for one meal for one child, we can give them a chance at securing the education they need for a brighter future. With your help our Lunch for Children initiative has already provided meals for more than 6000 children and teachers, active in seven schools across Africa.