Khazanah Reseach Institute's State of Households Report II 2016 reveals that having adequate nutrition is now unaffordable for low-income families particularly in urban areas especially with rising living costs. 66% of low-income families experience insecurity about putting food on the table. Students' chances of doing well at school are compromised when their basic nutrition needs are not met. With Super Sarapan, children now have the motivation to come to school and the nutrition they need to concentrate in class and perform better.
We fed 560 students in 14 schools in 2016, expanding to Miri, Sarawak for the first time feeding 160 students in 4 schools. Through a student survey, we found that:
- 83% don't have access to daily breakfast at home or at school
- 65% say that without breakfast, they feel tired, hungry, have headaches and are unable to concentrate
- 99% have greater motivation to attend school, obtain better grades because they have energy, can concentrate & feel healthier with Super Sarapan
School counselors & teachers also report that students' attendance & attitudes towards studying are improving as a result of this. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporates, our long-term impact with Super Sarapan is to help students from low-income families across Malaysia stay in school, gain better access to the education & improve their chances to thriving academically.