Hot meals draw pupils back to Haitian schools

Published on 14 October 2010

Nine months after a huge earthquake devastated Haiti, destroying 80% of schools in and around its capital, teachers and aid workers have hit on a healthy way to get children back to class: serve them a hot meal. (..) About 1,400 children from the slums attend the school, and providing them with one square meal a day is a relief for mothers who can not always provide for their children, said the principal as she oversaw delivery of a truckload of aid from the UN's World Food Programme (WFP). (..) "Together with the school meals program of the government, we are targeting more than one million children this year," said Anne Poulsen, a WFP spokeswoman.

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