Myanmar: A Head Start At School
WFP Myanmar provides assistance to about 1,400 schools, with students receiving fortified biscuits as a nutritious snack.
An average of 200,000 primary school children receive take-home rice rations as an incentive for them to continue coming to classes.
School feeding is designed to promote the attendance of children in school. Parents often keep children – especially girls – at home to help look after siblings or do housework.
Fortified biscuits are designed to provide energy and other essential nutrients to boost children’s concentration in class, and improve their general health.
WFP provides assistance to about 1,400 schools in Myanmar, with students receiving fortified biscuits as a nutritious snack as well as take-home rations of rice for their families in some areas.