Jamelia In Kenya's Biggest Slum
British pop star Jamelia is supporting 'The Really Good School Dinner' campaign to raise money for WFP school feeding. She visited Kibera, Africa's biggest slum, to find out how donations to WFP school feeding are spent.
Jamelia visited STARA School in Kibera. WFP school meals offered to pupils at STARA give children an incentive to go to school and help them concentrate on their studies.
At lunchtime, pupils receive a nutritious hot porridge made of maize flour, lentils and cooking oil fortified with vitamin A.
For most children their only meal of the day is their school lunch. It is a very good reason to go to school. In the first year of assistance alone, schools receiving WFP food have seen enrolment increase by 28% for girls and 22% for boys.
School feeding can break the cycle of undernutrition. Children of parents who have spent more time in formal education are often less stunted and live longer.