12,000 students to benefit from school breakfast drive

Our Correspondent
Monday, Jun 17, 2024

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori has announced joining hands with a leading non-profit to provide free-of-charge breakfast facilities at selected schools in Karachi that enrol children from underprivileged communities, thereby initially benefitting 12,000 students at 100 schools after the summer holidays.

The governor has announced the launch of his special initiative to fulfil the nutritional requirements of children from deprived families in partnership with the non-profit Saylani Welfare International Trust.

He informed media persons that 100 schools in Karachi would initially be covered under the special breakfast drive, which would later be expanded to other parts of Sindh.

Tessori said that the free breakfast programme is a step towards ensuring food security in the country, which is also one of the objectives of the Special Investment Facilitation Council established in accordance with the vision of the incumbent chief of the army staff.

The governor said that a proper website would be launched in order to facilitate schools to register themselves for the breakfast programme for their respective students.

He lamented that a large number of children go to school without having proper breakfast at home due to serious economic hardships faced by their parents. In such a situation, he pointed out, students with empty stomachs are unable to concentrate on their studies.