Empty Stomachs & Learning
Speaker Feb. 2: Phil Dodson Lunches for learning Executive Director

Have you ever considered what it would be like if you had to walk for an hour each morning and afternoon across a rugged mountain road just to attend school for the day? Or what if you had to send your kids to school on an empty stomach each morning because you had no food?

For the kids of rural Honduras, this is their reality every day. Honduras is among the poorest nations in the world with much of the population living below the poverty level, earning less than $2 per day. However, statistics show that a child who earns at least a sixth grade education has hope for breaking the cycle of poverty because he or she will learn basic reading, writing and math skills that open future doors. This is the foundation of the Lunches for Learning mission.

 Lunches for Learning exists to break the cycle of poverty in rural Honduras by providing a healthy lunch to school children every school day at their school; thereby allowing these children to stay in school so they can complete their education and enter the workforce as literate individuals. 

 Lunches for Learning is entering their 19th consecutive school year serving the kids of rural southern Honduras. Roswell Rotary has supported this organization since 2012 and individual Rotarians years before that. You don’t want to miss hearing from Phil Dodson about this program, plans for the upcoming school year that begins in February, and how the kids are doing post pandemic. 

 The 9th Annual Heart for Honduras fundraiser will be held on February 11th at the RoofTop at Crabapple Market in Milton. It will be a fun time of food, drinks, music and fellowship for an important cause. Buy tickets at https://h4hroswell.com/   

Posted by Susan Rumble
January 31, 2023


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