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Malawi - School Meals Programme - May 2010

WFP' s support to school meals in Malawi began in 1999 on request from the Government of Malawi. Subsequently, WFP implemented a pilot project targeting 23,000 pupils in 24 schools in Dedza District. The success of this project led to the programme being expanded in 2000 to include Ntcheu and Salima Districts reaching out to 31,500 children in 37 schools. Further expansions followed, as two emergency operations involving school meals, were added to the full Country Programme which was in turn, replaced by the current School Meals Programme (SMP).