School Meals Help Congolese Recover From War

Published on 11 June 2009

Just a few kilometres before we reached Yokama school, we came across the shells of three tanks, burnt to a crisp, destroyed by rocket fire. A few kilometres later we saw an old railway town, with barely a building left untouched by exploded ordinance and shrapnel. (..) World Food Program (WFP) recently started expanding its school feeding program in Pool, enabling many more schools to offer a lunchtime meal to their students. For most parents, that is enough to make the difference - their child goes to school instead of staying behind to help at home.

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