Many children in the UK go hungry during the school holidays when they do not receive their free school meals. The Tej Kohli Foundation has partnered with UK organisations including The Salvation Army and the Southall Community Alliance to provide funding to the grassroots community movements that have emerged during the Coronavirus crisis, to provide them with a sustainable funding source to target their resources into eliminating holiday hunger within their local communities.Read Tej Kohli’s blog about combating Holiday Hunger
The Tej Kohli Foundation has provided funding toward a project led by Harvard Medical School scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear who are developing a vaccine that uses a harmless virus as a Trojan horse to deliver the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus into human cells to produce an immune response that could protect people from the disease.Read Tej Kohli’s blog about developing a Coronavirus vaccine
The genesis of the Tej Kohli Foundation was to support projects located within underserved communities where direct interventions are most likely to have a sustained and positive impact in individual lives. Today the Foundation still provides midday meals for thousands of malnourished children every day, extends educational opportunities, provides vocational training for the disabled and seeks to improve health outcomes in rural communities.
Since 2005, we have fed nearly 1,000 children every single week at our Funda Kohli soup kitchen in Costa Rica. Sometimes families need a little extra support and projects like this are one of the many small ways that we are able to make direct interventions to improve the prospects of younger people, ensuring that they have access to vital nutrition.