Many of the children who attend our schools, especially from the brick-kiln communities, suffer from malnutrition. They often come to school having had no proper breakfast, and will go home after working on the kilns to a meagre meal of flour and lentils. This chronic malnutrition severely affects their physical and mental development. Abaseen Foundation has therefore pledged to give each child a nutritious rice-based free midday meal when they come to school. The food is cooked by local volunteers, but the funding comes from donors in the UK via our “Feed a Child” scheme.