This International Youth Day (Friday, 12 August), children in Renfrewshire are encouraged to find their inner superhero with an amazing free activity pack from school feeding charity Mary’s Meals.

Upile Mary's Meals Superhero

Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals in 20 of the world’s poorest countries, many of which are impacted by conflict and natural disasters. The promise of a nutritious meal attracts hungry children into the classroom where, instead of working or looking for food, they can gain an education and hope for the future. The charity feeds 2,279,941 children every school day.

The Mary’s Meals Superheroes pack is full of activities designed to teach children about life in the countries where Mary’s Meals works, such as Kenya, Zimbabwe and Yemen – making it perfect for International Youth Day!

The pack was inspired by a young girl named Upile, 13, who eats Mary’s Meals at her school in Malawi.

She says: “When I grow up and finish my school, I want to be a nurse. I want to help people.”

The activity pack includes a film featuring Upile – as well as a colouring sheet, a word search and materials for little ones to design their own superhero mask.

Dan McNally, head of grassroots engagement at Mary’s Meals, says: “This fantastic pack is full of activities that will keep kids entertained this International Youth Day. Visit our website to download your free copy today!”

It costs just £15.90 to feed a child with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year. Visit to download the free Mary’s Meals Superheroes activity pack.


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