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School Meals
7 October 2011

WFP Rep In Bhutan Describes Hungry Childhood

Dungkar Drupka runs WFP’s food assistance operations in the south Asian nation of Bhutan. In this article he describes his impoverished childhood in a mountain village and his first experiences of school. He also talks about a conversation he had with a school boy he met many years later, when visiting a remote school as WFP representative.

Focus on Women
6 October 2011

WFP Women Leaders: Sheila Sisulu

WFP's Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions Sheila Sisulu served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States before joining WFP. She worked as a high school teacher in Soweto, was active in the struggle against apartheid and married into a famous political family. We recently sat down with Sheila and here’s what she had to say:

School Meals
6 October 2011

WFP Driver Remembers Enrolling At School To Get Food

Wilson Ereng, a driver  for WFP in Kenya, went to school for the first time when his family’s livestock died and there was nothing to eat at home. The promise of WFP food kept him going to school for the next ten years and meant that he received an education. Here’s how he remembers those years.

Procurement
5 October 2011

From the Fields to the Schools

Torbeck is located in the South of Haiti, about 4 hours away from the capital. Here, in the valley, you might be led to think that everybody is growing rice. This is not far from the truth. Fields are everywhere and rice is one of the main crops grown by local farmers.

 

Food For Assets
5 October 2011

A Look Back at Completed Projects in Haiti's North West

Haitians have not dubbed the country’s North West department the Far West for no reason. The region feels very far away. Driving the 300 km or so that separate the capital from the North West is a little bit like travelling back in time. Along the way, pavement is replaced by bumpy dirt roads, access to electricity becomes scarce or non-existent. Even the houses, usually built with cement blocks are replaced in the most part by mud huts.
 

Students And Teachers
3 October 2011

Apply Now To Online Hunger And Agriculture Course Created By WFP And One Campaign

Calling all storytellers: Will you use your voice to end hunger?  WFP and the One Campaign are excited to announce the launch of their online course designed to train passionate volunteers into powerful spokespersons in the fight against hunger.

Nutrition
30 September 2011

Mogadishu Mothers Get A Hand In Fight To Keep Kids Nourished

Fatia and Halima are a pair of young mothers who struggle to find enough food for their families in the alleys of Modagishu. They’re fighting to protect their children from malnutrition, a battle they stand a good chance of winning with help from a special food product called Plumpy’Sup.

Focus on Women
29 September 2011

WFP And UN Women Announce Plan To Empower Rural Women

A scheme tapping the potential of rural women to pull communities out of hunger emerged from a side-event at this year’s meeting of United Nations General Assembly between WFP and UN Women. The agreement focuses on helping women earn income by putting them in charge of projects that boost food security.

School Meals
28 September 2011

Sudan: School Meals Feed Displaced Child’s Hope Of Becoming Doctor

Enrollment at schools in Northern Darfur where kids get free meals from WFP rose substantially over the 2010-2011 school year, statistics show. One of the kids benefitting from the daily meal of nutritious porridge is Haythum, 12, whose family was displaced by conflict 4 years ago.

For Individuals
27 September 2011

FreeRice Now In French And Italian

FreeRice, the online quiz game that turns right answers into rice for the hungry, is now available in French and Italian. The new language versions open the door to millions of new players, while giving French and Italian learners a new way to drill their vocabulary while fighting world hunger.

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