The KGI Charity Foundation launched the “Love from an Early Start” program in 2015, with the aim of providing nutritious breakfasts to disadvantaged children in Taitung County. The program is intended to ensure the children are well fed early in the morning and thus fully energized for a new day at school. The program provided free breakfasts for nearly 500 children from 16 schools in 2015.
The Foundation is proud to report that schools participating in the “Love from an Early Start” program noted a higher willingness among students to go to school, improved overall health in the children, and fewer dropouts. Moreover, the local community rallied around the program, with owners of the eateries supplying the breakfasts showing an eagerness to get more involved in the effort to feed the young students by also engaging their families and soliciting donations for them. Thus, aside from supporting the local youth and lighting their path toward becoming mature, responsible and educated citizens, destined also to give back to society what they have been given, the program has also proven to be a means of uniting the local community around a good cause.