Padcaya Mayor Jose Gutierrez praised the support of the WFP school feeding programme being conducted by the municipal government to benefit more than 5,500 students in 112 rural schools. The rations provided by WFP complement food provided by the municipal government of Padcaya for school feeding.
The WFP programme officer in Bolivia, Sergio Torres, told the Secretary of rural and peasant development of Tarija, Nilda Copa that the food WFP purchases for school feeding is produced domestically. Nilda Copa, once a WFP beneficiary, appreciated the efforts of WFP to enhance national and local market with its school feeding programme in Bolivia.
Juana Sanchez Flores, a mother and president of the school board in Orozas Norte community, reached the distribution site to collect food destined for the WFP school feeding programme. According to Juana, the food WFP provided are the most expensive of the basic staples, and as such she is grateful for the efforts of WFP.
During food distribution those responsible on the school board, teachers or principals must be present to sign the distribution reports, present documentation and collect WFP commodities. Juana Sanchez Flores, president of the school board of Orozas Norte, signs the papers necessary to collect food.
Juana Sanchez Flores, president of the school board of Orozas Norte, in the town of Padcaya, collects along with teacher Juan Carlos Pérez food for their school, where 12 children study from first through fifth grade. Among the students is Juana's daughter, Dalma, who is in third grade at the schoolhouse and is fed by the WFP school feeding programme.
The school board and teachers hire transport that will allow them to deliver the food to their communities. In some cases there are no roads that reach their communities, so at the end of the road food must be taken on horseback to the school where it will be stored.
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