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A child receives care at a therapeutic feeding cenre in Central African Republic, September 2009.

A child receives care at a therapeutic feeding cenre in Central African Republic, September 2009.

Feeding children – investing in the future

WFP and Timor Education Ministry Provide Meals to Schoolchildren.

WFP and Timor Education Ministry Provide Meals to Schoolchildren.

Every year, the World Food Programme feeds an average of 20 million children in some 60 countries around the world – at school. Ensuring that schoolchildren receive a nutritious meal at school is a win for everyone;

But don’t take our word for it:

“A few weeks ago, the Prime Minister of Cape Verde – Jose Maria Neves – visited WFP headquarters in Rome to mark the handover of their school meal programme. He told me that 35 years ago, people considered Cape Verde virtually hopeless. A small, dry, island country – it had barren lands, widespread hunger and a lack of investment in their greatest asset – their people. Yet today we see a country on track to meet every Millennium Development Goal, a country that is only the second to burst out of the Least Developed Nations staus index, and is running its own school meals programmes.” Josette Sheeran – Executive Director of World Food Programme, Sept. 2010

Videos

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School meals in Kenya

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Vera goes to school
Cape Verde success with School Meals