Breakfast Projects And Feeding Programmes

Ocean Stars Trust UK And Ocean Stars Lanka

Naomi Booth :: Friday 26th August 2022 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/481/w288/breakfast-4.jpgOcean Stars Trust UK is committed in its mission of empowering children through education in Sri Lanka and providing a high standard of education for our 1000+ children who attend our preschools. In order to access this education programme children, need to be in the right physical and emotional state.

As Sri Lanka is going through an economic crisis the country is facing shortages of fuel, electricity and gas. Food inflation is currently at 80% and general inflation at 50%. This has led to a shortage of food in some areas. Our preschool teachers noticed that several of our children were coming to preschool hungry having had no breakfast. To help alleviate this problem the Trustees agreed to extend our breakfast programme to include more of our poorest preschools in a time bonded manner. We would like to extend a big thank you to Beacon Hill United Reform Church, Calthorpe Park School Fleet and Fonthill Foundation UK for supporting and funding our breakfast programmes, so no child has to go hungry.

The cost of providing breakfast for one child for one day is 50 pence. So far, we have 350 children being provided with a nutritious daily meal. The parents come together and form a rota and take it in turns to cook a meal for the children.  On average it costs £142 a month to feed 25 children for a month. If you would like to support our Breakfast programme in any way then please get in touch with us at or make a donation.

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The United Nations World Food Programme recently commented that Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic crisis since it gained independence in 1948. It comes on the heels of successive waves of COVID-19 threatening to undo years of development progress, severely undermining the country's ability to achieve the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

An estimated 4.9 million people – 22 percent of the population – are currently food-insecure and require humanitarian assistance.

Reduced domestic agricultural production, scarcity of foreign exchange reserves and depreciation of the local currency have caused food shortages and a spike in the cost of living, which is limiting people's access to healthy and affordable meals.