Food can boost learning

Published on 24 November 2010

Feeding programmes, as has been proven over the years, are a great way to keep the young people from poor families, especially in the rural areas, in school. With the pangs of hunger silenced, the pupils concentrate in class and perform better in national examinations, easing their transition to the next stage. For a long time, donors, particularly the World Food Programme (WFP), have been the key players in this. However, the programme is only active in a few districts. Also, local communities contribute little, leaving the burden to donors.

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