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WFP Awards Top-performing Girls in Burkina Faso’s Sahel Region

Handover ceremony
Prizes on display
11,000 girls
Spectators cheer
Highest marks in the region
After receiving the prizes
Malian refugee class
Best Malian refugee student
Prize winner with WFP Country Director and German Ambassador
Heading home with the prize

WFP provides take-home rations of maize and sorghum to 11,000 primary school girls in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso to keep them in school. This year, nine girls were recognized by the local Government for having the highest marks in the region.