One of our primary missions at Chef Handler is to raise awareness about the lack of educational resources available to many children around the world. Lack of education has become a global problem, with the number of K-12 children not enrolled in schools steadily on the rise. According to UIS data for the school year ending in 2013, 124 million children and young adolescents, between the ages of 6 and 15 years, have either never started school or have dropped out, compared to 122 million in 2011. These statistics should be alarming to our consumers, and so we strive to bring widespread awareness to the issue.
Education is important because it helps us answer life’s big questions while creating an understanding of the world around us. Children who have been stripped of the right to learn, absorb, and grow with education by their side have been robbed of the human right of free thinking. Education enables us to become individuals, formulate opinions, and even create personal bonds as we learn about others and ourselves. To introduce education into the lives of children who lack it is to introduce a confidence into their lives that they will carry with them forever.
When you purchase our disposable plates, cutlery, etc. we want you to bring our message into your home and at your dinner table. While you set the table for dinner we want you to look around at your own children and think of the educational opportunities they have been given and how much they have grown from it. We advocate for a movement that is entirely close to home and appropriate for the family ideals we value ourselves on at Chef Handler. Our children are our future, we should do whatever it takes to put them first.
From the words of our founder, Sanaya Mirpuri: "awareness starts here and we ask the public to rethink the way they buy daily household items. Just one case of high-end plastic party plates and silverware cutlery can make a difference in a precious life, hence one case, one child. Join the movement, and let’s help empower the world to participate in a global impact."