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A More Beautiful Tomorrow

For the last 20 years, Clarins has acted for future generations with pride.

Through numerous lasting initiatives, Clarins has taken a stand for education, encouraging children across the globe to dream of a brighter future.

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45 million meals distributed through Clarins' partnerships since 2011*
*Clarins aims to provide 45,000,000 school meals by the end of 2024. From 2011 to the end of 2024, according to our program partners' estimation.

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Clarins x Mary's Meals: standing together to fight world hunger

As part of our commitment to empowering future generations, Clarins has partnered with Mary's Meals—a life- changing organization that, since its launch in 2002, has provided 2.4 million children with nourishing school meals every single day.

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These children are living in 20 of the worlds poorest countries within Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and South America.

These nutritious meals encourage children to attend school, and give them the energy to learn, grow and thrive.

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Life-changing meals

Research has shown that when school meals are available, attendance improves and children get the energy they need to concentrate, learn and hope for a better future.

Attending school also offers the opportunity to play and socialize with kids their own age.

With food and education, children are empowered to change their own futures, and the futures of their communities.

The future starts here

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At Clarins we have always linked our development to the need to help the planet and society. To join forces with Mary’s Meals was a natural step. We absolutely had to make an even greater commitment to these people who do such admirable work to help meet two vital needs of all children: proper nutrition and an education."

Virginie Courtin, Managing Director at Clarins

A meal today. A dream tomorrow

Meet some of the volunteers and children whose future is brighter than ever thanks to Mary's Meals.

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Mona, 14, Yemen

“The meal is delicious with varied food. It enables me to better understand the lessons and do my homework.”

Mona is one of more than 4,000 children currently being served Mary’s Meals at school each day in the Aden district of Yemen. Girls in Yemen typically receive less than 3 years of schooling in their lifetime. By providing a guaranteed meal in school, children are encouraged back into the classroom.

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Ulemu, 15, Malawi

“My academic performance has improved since I joined Chigodi Primary School.”

Ulemu is one of Chigodi Primary School’s newest students where Mary's Meals has already begun its mission. There are millions of children not fulfilling their potential in school because they simply don’t have enough food.

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Esther Wah, Liberia

“I am a cook at this school because I want the children to learn and transform the society. Through volunteering, I have learned new skills such as preparing and serving food to large numbers of people.”

Esther is a volunteer cook at Jemima Carter Memorial Institute in Liberia and her 3 children receive Mary’s Meals.

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Jad, 10, Lebanon

“For me learning is the most important thing. It will help me to find a job in the future and also achieve all my dreams.”

Jad is one of 3 children whose mom volunteers for Mary’s Meals. She works in the kitchen each day, preparing food for more than 1,400 children in schools around Beirut.

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Ashley, 13, Zimbabwe

“It’s so hard to do tough exams when you’re hungry. With the porridge, my concentration is better. I want to be a nurse because there are lots of people to treat.”

Before Mary’s Meals began serving meals in Ashley’s school in rural Zimbabwe, she would have no option but to spend her time in class hungry.

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Emmanuella, 17, Zambia

“I like the Mary’s Meals porridge because it helps me concentrate better in class. When I am hungry, I feel lightheaded. I want to finish school to make life better for my family.”

Thanks to Mary’s Meals, Emmanuella, a pupil at Madzi Atuwu Primary School in Zambia, receives a regular, nutritious meal every school day. This is encouraging and enabling Emmanuella and her school friends to attend school.

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Ahmed, 11, Lebanon

“It’s good that I’m eating well as it gives me energy for football. Sometimes my father asks me to support him, but I tell him I prefer to participate in the activities at school.”

Ahmed receives Mary’s Meals at Alay Community Centre, in Lebanon. There is an open playground where he loves to play football. Mary’s Meals is helping football-loving Ahmed to stay in school and keep striving towards his goals.

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Prosper & Advocate, 7 & 13, Zimbabwe

“The changes in the children who before did not eat a lot, and after when they began to eat the porridge, it is like they are different children. They are happy. And they continue with studies."

Thanks to Mary’s Meals in Zimbabwe, Advocate and her younger brother, Prosper, will receive a daily meal.
Advocate enjoys school and is determined to make the most of her time there as she wants to become a nurse in the future.

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Mandowa Daka, 58, Zambia

“With Mary’s Meals, I have seen a rise in the number of pupils that come to school. In the past, we have had different programs implemented at the school, but none have been able to fully get the community on board like Mary’s Meals.”

Mandowa Daka is the head teacher at Lunga Primary School in Zambia. Mary’s Meals’ school feeding program has been running at this school since 2021 and Mandowa has noticed significant changes since the meals were first served.

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