Reading helps children to get the nutrition they need. Illiteracy prevents parents from knowing even the absolute basics of what their children should eat. So much so that the children of an illiterate mother are 26% more likely to be stunted. Literacy helps keep kids healthy.
UNESCO Dakar (2012)
Nutrition & Education International works to fight malnutrition in Afghanistan. There is a lack of basic understanding about nutrition and the causes of stunted growth, so NEI’s first task was to overcome this. Focusing on soybean production, the most economically efficient form of protein, they have raised awareness and created a market for soy seed and soybean production, serving schools and communities alike.Read more
Over 30% of children in Afghanistan are stunted.
10% of children in Afghanistan do not live to the age of 5.