School Feeding
By: World Food Programme
Elisa is one of among 820 children at his primary school who benefit from school meals
Provided by WFP through its Home-Grown School Feeding programme. The programme was introduced at his school in 2016.
Elisa lives in Nyamagabe district, approximately 1 hour from the primary school where he studies. He lives with his parents and two siblings. His family is poor and lives off subsistence farming. His mother Salome (31) takes great comfort in knowing that Elisa gets a hot meal at school every day and that she doesn’t need to worry about him going hungry in class.
The school meals provided by WFP are a great support to parents like her who struggle to keep food on the table.
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School Meals
do more than
provide food.
I wish all school going children could get school meals. Before we got food at school, some students couldn’t concentrate in class, they got sleepy because of hunger, and others dropped out of school.
During COVID-19,
I missed school a lot…
I also missed the food at school.
The meals we eat in school
help me concentrate in class.
Actions to Address the Full Spectrum of Malnutrition
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State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020
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These integrated, transformational
school programmes
are among the most impactful and
efficient interventions
to support children,
will support pandemic recovery
and can contribute to the
achievement of the SDGs.
The Coalition is bringing together governments, the UN,
civil society, the private sector, and academia to drive
actions to urgently re-establish, improve, and scale-up
school meals programs in high, upper-middle, middle,
and low-income countries.