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An estimated one-third of 10th graders in South Africa are orphans. Many are raising younger siblings. High school graduation rates hover at 50 percent. One barrier to success is clear—hunger. A question at the heart of our pilot was:
Mothering Across Continents Chief Catalyst Patricia Shafer partnered with Save the Children South Africa on a meals and sustainable gardens initiative at three high schools in the impoverished community of Qwa Qwa. In the last phase (2009-10), $25,000 a semester covered:
The pilot was a success. Insights are being shared with a network of 90 South African schools. We are seeking grants to fund a training module for 500 local educators ($25,000).