According to World Food Program, approximately one billion people globally suffer from food insecurity, especially in low and lower-middle-income countries. Child hunger in Nigeria is a serious issue. Globally, Nigeria has the second-highest burden of stunted children, with 32% under age 5 affected. Stunted growth in children has been linked to poor cognitive development, diminished performance in education and low productivity in adulthood. only two out of every 10 children receive any form of intervention. Giving Back to the Community finds solutions to food insecurity by implementing development programs that empower the poor to have food security and be better educated.
Since 2009, there are an estimated 5.2 million children globally who were not enrolled in school. That equals 25% of children not in school from primary to lower secondary levels. Poverty has long since been linked to illiteracy, and vice versa. A study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that in 1985, 60% of those living below the poverty line were illiterate. Over 37 years later, the relationship between poverty and illiteracy has become stronger thanks to the Covid 19 Pandemic. While enrollment rates at the upper secondary level have been steadily increasing in most parts of the world, it is estimated that 20 million young people still will not enter secondary education. The poorest and most vulnerable children are bearing the brunt of the crisis, exacerbating long-standing inequalities. We believe a child without education is like a bird without wings. Which is why we set our goal to educate every child to help reduce the illiteracy rate in our society. Besides promoting child education, our organization also focuses on awarding scholarships and grants to deserving pupils. [Source: UNESCO]