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Combating poverty through school meals

Date Published: 
02/13/2013
Summary: 

The World Food Programme (WFP) Tanzania supports school feeding programmes in some schools and last year, WFP expanded its school feeding programme. Today the number of primary schoolchildren receiving meals under WFP programme has reached 640,000 from 600,000 in 2011. During a recent visit to Arkatan Primary School in Arusha’s Monduli District, WFP Country Director Richard Ragan said the school feeding programme aims to help pupils concentrate better in class. The programme also saves those who would have gone back home for lunch the time to do so since some come very far from school.