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Honduras: School Meals in Miskita Communities

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

Here in Palkaka, a village in northwestern Honduras, children from a local school help carry the WFP food which has just arrived by boat. It is destined for the school meals programme in their school.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

Children at the Juan Lindo School in Palkaka enjoying their school meals, with a WFP representative on the spot. School meals reach more than 20,000 public schools across Honduras.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

Children from Juan Lindo School in the Miskito community in Palkaka. The food is shipped by boat from La Ceiba, takes two days to reach Puerto Lempira and is then transferred by boat or pipantes to Palkaka. The school meal programme benefits over 1.4 million children nationwide.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

Children happily enjoy themselves after a school meal. Parents and teachers prepare and distribute the school meals which is much appreciated as these communities are economically disadvantaged.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

A mother from the Luky Yabayak Urban-Mixed School cooks school meals in Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Honduras. She belongs to the committee of parents who develop the menu to prepare different dishes each day.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

This is the best time of the day where boys and girls get ready to enjoy their school meals. Access to the department of Gracias a Dios is made only by air or sea, and the majority of children living here have never left their community since travel costs are extremely high for the poor communities.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

WFP Representative Miguel Barreto helps mothers and teachers provide school meals. Luky Yabayak Urban-Mixed School, Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Honduras.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

Any place is a good place to enjoy school meals.  Luky Yabayak y Juan Lindo Urban-Mixed, Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Honduras.

School Meals in the Honduran Miskita Communities

"The bean soup with rice and tortillas is my favorite! When we eat the meals we are happy and ready to learn better!”

It takes up to two days for canoe-like boats to reach the Department of Gracias a Dios with food for the school meals programme which is implemented in remote Miskito communities of Honduras. The school meal programme benefits over 1.4 million children nationwide.