Founder of Mary’s Meals Named among the World’s 100 Most Influential People

Motion S4M-12996: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
That the Parliament congratulates Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals, on being named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world; understands that Mary’s Meals feeds almost one million children daily; welcomes the approach that it showed in tackling the recent floods in Malawi, which were reportedly unprecedented; notes with pride that, although meals to 128,000 children in Liberia were disrupted due to school closures because of the Ebola virus, it still offered support to the families affected; believes that the charity does a wonderful job in ensuring that the children it helps are supported into education, which is one of the millennium goals, and hopes that this successful Scotland-based charity, along with other sources of Scottish and international support, will continue to grow.