The Foundation of the captain of the Argentine National Team delivers a “school breakfast” to 15 thousand boys from a vulnerable village in the African country.
In addition to breaking it on the soccer fields, Lionel Messi also stands out in the solidarity plane: through his foundation he helps with noble causes and in this case the beneficiaries are 15 thousand school-age boys from a village in Mozambique who are receiving a “school meal”, which is donated by the foundation of the 10 and captain of the Argentine soccer team.
This program is focused on fighting malnutrition in school-age children who attend more than 30 schools in the Gaza province. In total, there are 15,000 servings distributed by the Messi Foundation to collaborate with the feeding of the boys.
Many of these school age boys they have to travel between seven and eight kilometers to get to school and having a nutritious breakfast helps them improve their academic performance.
The Argentine father Juan Gabriel Arias, who has lived in Africa for six years, collaborated in this project. and is dedicated to mission in Mozambique since he settled permanently in the country.
“The initiative is being a success, since the girls and boys have gained weight thanks to the breakfasts supervised by Father Juan Gabriel. In addition, it has served as a social and educational task, since thanks to working together with the centers local health workers, teachers and families in Mangundze, school performance has also improved “, the Foundation explained in a statement.
This project is being carried out in Mangundze, a rural area where sOnly 1% of the population has access to clean water and electricity, and 40% of the boys are chronically malnourished.
In this area there was no habit of boys receiving breakfast at school and now everyone receives a nutritional supplement that serves as hydration in summer and when it is winter it is served hot.
Mangundze is a rural town where approximately 80,000 people live and it does not have direct access to drinking water, nor is there the possibility of using gas, sanitation, or electricity. Only 1% of its population has electricity and the percentage of illiteracy is 66% in men and 77% in women.