Giving kids the fuel to learn by investing in lunch programs and empathy education.
Empathy is a vital skill to have to succeed in today’s global environment. When we learn to see the world through the lens of another, we will create more inclusive and compassionate communities. TLP’s Empathy Education Program teaches empathy by connecting kids with their peers on the other side of the globe.
Over the past five years, TLP has partnered with dozens of local schools including public, private, and Freedom School Partners; faith-based organizations; and various community groups to empower kids to put their empathy into action. Help us expand our Empathy Education Program so we can empower and connect more kids across the globe.
Tanzania is a peaceful country that has adopted the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including primary school education for all of its children. The 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report explains that education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. Tanzania is a developing country with most of its people living in impoverished conditions and yet Tanzania has made great strides toward achieving its goal of 100% primary school enrollment.
Primary schools need help beyond enrollment. Critical to success in primary school is a basic need — that children be well nourished so they will attend school and be able to concentrate. The Lunch Project currently serves lunch every school day to 2,700 students from three Primary Public Schools in Arusha, TZ. Attendance grows and averages over 90% after we begin a lunch program in a school, giving kids the fuel they need to learn and advance. Help us continue to expand our Lunch Program and give kids the fuel to learn.