Connecting you in Japan and…
Connecting You to Malawi
The Mobal Japan Unlimited SIM connects you in Japan. It also makes you part of a growing community. With Mobal you don’t just travel the world, but make it a better place.
Mobal are committed to providing the majority of its profits to charity. Your SIM connects you to something much larger- a response to issues that affect our planet.
On the 11th February 2016, a Japanese registered NGO- Seibo Japan- began providing school feeding to needy & vulnerable children in Malawi, Africa.
Mobal commits to supporting the activities of Seibo in Japan through profits generated from sales of the Japan Unlimited SIM.
As a Mobal user Your SIM is part of that story. You are part of that story.
About Seibo Japan:
Seibo is an International NGO headquartered in Japan. We aim to be at the forefront of a global movement that will impact our world forever.
Seibo aims to feed every hungry child in the world a meal at school.
School feeding carries many benefits- education, nutrition and health, gender equality, food security, poverty alleviation- in one single meal.
Our world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet children die of hunger and starvation daily.
Together we can make this work.
A peaceful and politically stable country, Malawi is also one of the poorest countries in the world. Malawians daily problems are a combination of poverty, drought, flooding and a lack of resources. Malawi is home to approximately 17.3 million people and 67% of the population is under the age of 25. The majority depend on subsistence agriculture.
Primary School is Free
In 1994 the Malawi Government made Primary School Education free. Initially student numbers grew but eventually tailed off with numbers dropping. Around 30% of primary school age children were not attending school despite the fact it was free.
The need to grow food, find food, do casual work for payment, care for parents and younger siblings outweigh reasons for attending school. Even when they do attend many children found it difficult to concentrate because of hunger or illness.
The overwhelming number of children dropping out of schools are girls.Someone has to stay home while parents are looking for money/food. Early marriage is another challenge.
At the beginning of 2015 Malawi was hit by some of the worst floods in memory which has wreaked havoc on many subsistence farmers with crops destroyed, villages obliterated, homes swept away and livestock killed.
Already almost 5 in every 10 children in Malawi were stunted. Already too many children in Malawi were not surviving to see their 5th birthday.
Seibo began school feeding as a response.
Your help is both needed and appreciated.
Author: Declan Somers
Thanks to the people of Japan and the efforts of a UK-based telecoms company Mobell/Mobal am happy to assist in providing a hot school meal daily for kids in Malawi, Africa through a Japanese registered NGO- Seibo.
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