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Paul Tergat, WFP Ambassador against Hunger

Kenya, October 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme 1

Paul’s life changed in 1977, when WFP started distributing free school lunches at his Riwo Primary School. Tergat is currently the world’s fastest man over 26 miles, but as a hungry child in the drought- and poverty-ridden district of Baringo, Kenya’s marathon man struggled to make the three-mile trek to school. Tergat, who received food aid as an eight-year-old school child in Kenya’s Rift Valley, will use the high-profile platform of international athletics to raise awareness of WFP’s school feeding programme."Without food, it was very difficult to walk to school, let alone concentrate on our studies. WFP’s lunches made it easier for us to make the most of our education,” said Tergat. “A full meal was also the perfect incentive to keep us in the classroom.”

Kenya, October 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme
Kenya, October 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme
Kenya, October 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme
Kenya, November 20, 2009 - Paul Tergat and John Kufuor, WFP Ambassador Against Hunger

Mr. John Kufuor talks with Kenyan Olimpic runner Paul Tergat outside Kajiado district offices.

Kenya, November 30, 2005 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme

 

Paul Tergat with students beneficiaries in a School Feeding Award Ceremony.

 

Kenya, November 30, 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme

Paul Tergat with students beneficiaries in a School Feeding Award Ceremony.

Kenya, 2001 - Pauld Tergat with HRM Princess Haya
South Sudan, Tongal, Nuba mountains, October 2004

Paul Tergat with land mine victims in Narus - on the left James Riek, Marco Loki.on the right.

Kenya, October 2003 - Paul Tergat visiting a School Feeding programme - 2
Paul Tergat and Drew Barrymore, WFP Ambassadors against Hunger
Paul Tergat, Ambassador Against Hunger

Kenya, May 2001

Paul Tergat at his Riwo Primary School.

Paul's life changed in 1977, when WFP started distributing free school lunches at his Riwo Primary School. Tergat is currently the world's fastest man over 26 miles, but as a hungry child in the dr

Paul Tergat and Drew Barrymore, WFP Ambassadors against Hunger, at the Capitol

Paul’s life changed in 1977, when WFP started distributing free school lunches at his Riwo Primary School. Tergat is currently the world’s fastest man over 26 miles, but as a hungry child in the drought- and poverty-ridden district of Baringo, Kenya’s marathon man struggled to make the three-mile trek to school. Tergat, who received food aid as an eight-year-old school child in Kenya’s Rift Valley, will use the high-profile platform of international athletics to raise awareness of WFP’s school feeding programme."Without food, it was very difficult to walk to school, let alone concentrate on our studies. WFP’s lunches made it easier for us to make the most of our education,” said Tergat. “A full meal was also the perfect incentive to keep us in the classroom.”