The 'Adopt a Classroom' progarm, which was officially launched on 29th July, signals the official start of the Zero Hunger Trust Fund. Minister of Economic Planning, Hon. Camillo Gonsalves said that 29th July was a happy day for his ministry, as it was able to roll out the first program of the Zero Hunger Trust Fund.
The 'Adopt a Classroom' program is the first of a series to be undertaken by the Zero Hunger Trust Fund. The program offers enhanced educational achievement, training and skill development of parents where necessary, health and wellness for both parent and child, and transformation into self-sufficient and self-sustaining citizens.
There is a call for the nation's youth to ingest lest salt. Nephrologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Dr. Twanna Browne-Caesar, believes the excessive intake of salt is a contributing factor to the alarming rate of hypertension in the youth across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.