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Rwanda: Govt Plans Meals for Schools Countrywide

Date Published: 
02/28/2013
Summary: 

The Ministry of Education, plans to roll out a school feeding programme in all schools as an effective means to channel vital nourishment to children, particularly from poor families. Officials disclosed this yesterday as several partners met to discuss how effectively a home grown school feeding programme can be implemented. The meeting was organised by the government with support of the government of Brazil through the World Food Programme (WFP) centre of excellence against hunger. (..) Daniel Balaban, the director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, said it is important and possible in Rwanda, adding that children will need healthy and nutrient-rich foods.