One of Poland’s most famous athletes, Olympic gold-medallist Robert Korzeniowski leaves tomorrow for a three day visit to Mali, where he will witness first-hand how WFP helps children grow into healthy, educated citizens through its school feeding operations.
This trip to Mali is just the start of my activities with WFP
"I am excited about going to Mali as I want to have a better understanding of the situation facing children there,” said Korzeniowski on the eve of his first trip to the West African nation.
“I was helped by international organizations when I was at school in the early 1980's, so I never hesitated to support WFP. I want to share my enthusiasm about their work and this trip to Mali is just the start of my activities with WFP.”
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. Every year, it helps 90 million people in 80 countries – including 61 million children.
When disasters like the tsunami strike, or when poverty keeps mothers and children from getting enough to eat, WFP is there to save lives and boost nutrition.
The Government of Poland has supported the work of WFP for several years, with donations totalling US $200,000 given in 2005.