Stephen, another junior high school student, is excited that he and his classmates will soon have nutritious meals and will therefore be able to concentrate better in class. This will enable them to have better grades at the end of the term.
Village life is unrushed, unlike the hectic pace of a city like Accra, where traffic snarls are common, and street-merchants rush at pedestrians hawking everything under the sun. Villagers share a deep history and strong traditions. There is a huge importance placed on family and customs.
Life is challenging enough for those of us who have the good fortune to eat three square meals a day. Imagine what it would feel like to go to work every day on an empty stomach? The handicap of hunger can be compared to a runner trying to compete in a marathon with weights attached to his or her legs.