SAJIDA Foundation partners with Thrive to feed 330 Students in 3 Schools

SAJIDA Foundation and Thrive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering healthy food to hungry children, announced a partnership to provide food to nearly 400 students in three schools. SAJIDA is sponsoring nutritious meals, delivered by Thrive, for all the schoolchildren of Apon Alo School (Rayer Bazar, Dhaka); Jaago School (Habiganj, Sylhet); and Ucchash School (SonPocha Char River Island, Bogra) from 9th of May until 31st of August. “Thrive’s work really brings us back to SAJIDA’s roots as a school started in a garage. Healthy meals give children the fuel they need to learn and succeed in their education,” said Muhymin Chowdhury, Director, Challenge Fund, Partnerships and Communications, of
SAJIDA Foundation.

Thrive has been delivering meals to schools since its inception ten years ago and has served these three schools for more than four years. Having SAJIDA sponsor all of these schoolchildren in some of the poorest areas of Bangladesh allows Thrive to move additional children off its waitlist. “SAJIDA’s generous donation and willingness to ensure a healthy meal for these children every school day for four months gives us the ability to expand our reach and feed even more hungry kids,” said Priscila Heffelfinger, Co-founder of Thrive.

While this program marks Thrive and SAJIDA’s largest effort to date, the organizations have successfully worked together in the past. Last March, SAJIDA, Thrive, and the Amal Foundation partnered to bring emergency food relief to Rohingya families displaced by a devastating fire in the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. SAJIDA supported the cost of 5,000 hot meals.

SAJIDA Foundation is a value-driven non-government organization established in 1993 by Mr. Syed Humayun Kabir with the aim to ensure health, happiness, and dignity for all. SAJIDA
embodies the principle of corporate philanthropy with 51% shareholding at Renata Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company. SAJIDA operates in 26 districts and serves six million
clients through a diverse portfolio of financial products and services, multi-sectoral development programs with a key focus on healthcare, and strategically positioned social enterprises.

Founded in 2012, Thrive’s mission is to deliver healthy food to hungry children in the poorest areas of the world. Thrive partners with schools to provide more than 12,000 meals to school
children each week in Bangladesh and the Philippines. These efforts help improve nutrition, boost school attendance and increase readiness to learn. Just $10 feeds a child a nutritious
meal each school day for an entire month, and each meal provides 50% of a child’s daily nutritional needs via seasonal fruits (including Thrive’s signature banana), vegetables, and protein. In the past ten years, Thrive, and its team of volunteers has delivered nearly three
million nutritious meals. For more, visit

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