WFP & the EU: Getting Kids Back to the Classroom with School Meals
In the regions of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in northern Mali, getting back to ‘normal’ life is an ongoing struggle. Families in these regions have faced a series of serious crises over the past few years – from droughts to violent clashes and ongoing security concerns.
Since December of 2013, in the 617 schools assisted by WFP in northern Mali, there has been an increase in student enrolment of almost 20 percent. While this increase can’t be attributed solely to school feeding, partners and educators alike said that they believe it makes a significant difference.