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VIDEO: Hungry for Education

Written by Kim Harrisberg

This is Kabelo and Keabetswe’s story about how a daily feeding scheme impacted their ability to perform at school.

Research has shown that children who were poorly nourished in the early years of their life routinely performed worse in school.

“I believe that hunger is a cause of a lot of things like crime, and children not being able to go to university,” reflects Kabelo, a 16-year-old living in Diepkloof in Soweto.

When he and his twin brother, Keabestwe, started receiving daily meals from the African Children’s Feeding Scheme, they noticed a difference in their ability to concentrate and perform at school.

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This video was screened on Health Talk on SABC 2.

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Kim Harrisberg