Good nutrition is a crucial aspect of children’s physical and mental wellbeing [1].  As our country Lebanon faces its worst economic decline in decades, children, the most vulnerable members of the society, are the first and most to suffer.  Many children, especially those from the poorer communities face the prospect of under or malnutrition.  As a result of the economic crisis, many families suddenly found themselves unable to access their lives’ savings in the banks [2].  People started facing trouble with making ends meet and many resolved to cut down on food rations and if provided, the food tends to be of poor nutritional value.  Other families opted for a worse scenario where they dropped their children from school altogether [3]. Children coming from the impoverished sectors of the society attend public schools where they are responsible for bringing their own breakfast with them.  Lately, most of these children have been noted coming to school without any food or snacks. Through this project, Tawazon Initiative for Development (TID) aspires to improve the nutritional status of schoolchildren.  TID plans to provide schoolchildren with a daily breakfast.   

Overall Objectives: 
The School Breakfast Project (SBP) aims to improve the nutritional status of students attending public schools in underserved areas within the greater Beirut region. Short-term objectives: Provide students with better nutrition Help the needy families with school children survive the stifling economic situation by providing a supplement of their children nutrition at school Educate students about the benefits of a good breakfast routine Teach students to apply proper hand, personal, classroom hygiene and recycling Long-term objectives: Improve school performance by enabling a conducive environment to better learning through improving students’ nutrition Ensure better health and less sick leaves for students Enable a healthy environment that encourages students to go to school and therefore improves their attendance Instill in students the culture of good practices on the personal and societal levels including nutrition, hygiene and recycling Reach a brighter future for our country by safeguarding the future generation
- A public school is identified in greater Beirut that caters for 500 students - Procurement of the main food item in the meal will be done according to the predesigned nutrition program. - Hassan Khaled NGO will be in charge of the assembly of the items of the meals in sealed bags on daily basis - The breakfast meals will be delivered in the sealed bags to the school administration daily before 9am - Students will eat breakfast in their classrooms during the first break.
Start Date
Sun, 26/12/2021 - 7:15pm to Thu, 30/06/2022 - 7:15pm
Project Status
Project Timeframe
6 Months
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Food & Nutrition, Relief Services
Project Location:
Beirut , Beirut
Phone: +961 76 46 46 80
Beirut LB
Collaboration with Other Organisations