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Free Lunch Tempts Children Into School

Date Published: 
02/27/2009
Summary: 

The promise of a free meal at lunchtime has over the past few years seen up to 39,000 children going to school in the Republic of Congo, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). "Between 2002 and 2009 we've been feeding up to 39,000 children at 1,072 primary schools in the Congo, which has helped them to keep studying," Central Africa regional WFP assistant director Sory Ouane said. "With the help of the Congo [government] we will significantly increase this number in the future."