Newsletter #9, Nov 2007

BQE-Bo Health Committee

The Healthy Students Proposal

Do healthy students learn more? “Yes!” insist five current and former scholarship holders. And having benefited from their education, these scholarship holders believe they can make a difference by giving back. They argue that badly nourished students, many suffering from preventable diseases, perform poorly in school. Lack of basic health education, minimal governmental services, and costly private health facilities make for unhealthy students and poor learning.
To do something about this problem, the scholarship holders - three dentists, a physician, and a teacher - have formed a health team. They propose...

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