There is no gender gap in either enrolment or attendance in primary schools at Algeria's Sahrawi refugee camps, where WFP is providing mid-morning snacks to more than 32,000 children. This is largely because Western Sahara societies place a high value on education and women play a strong role in their community.
A primary school student at the Sahrawi refugee camps enjoys a fortified date bar and a glass of milk. WFP provides mid-morning snacks to 32,060 students to increase their attendance and retention, and aims to boost this figure to 32,500 students by the end of the 2014/2015 school year.
A Sahrawi girl drinks a glass of milk in a school kitchen. WFP supports the improvement of infrastructure in schools and provides on-the-job training to Sahrawi staff in areas such as sampling reconstituted milk for laboratory analysis.