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School Feeding In Bangladesh

Striving To Reach Universal Primary Education
School Feeding Encourages School Attendance
Staying Focused
Healthy And Delicious
Clean Hands
School Vegetable Gardens
Government Takes The Lead
Towards A Brighter Future
Moving Forward

WFP and the Government of Bangladesh are working together to achieve universal primary education (MDG-2) through improving access to schools in poverty prone areas with low education performance. Through school feeding, more children enroll in primary and pre-primary schools and attend classes more regularly. Every day they attend class, 2.6 million primary and pre-primary school students receive nutritious high-energy biscuits. The mid-morning snack encourages families to send their children to school, gives students the energy to stay focused on their studies and delivers much-needed micronutrients. The programme is complemented by an essential learning package on health, hygiene and education on nutrition educating not only the children but also their parents and other members of the community.