Children learn much better if they receive food at school. It helps them concentrate. In poor districts like Carrefour in the capital Port-au-Prince, meals are also an incentive for poor parents to send their children to school.
The St. Gerard School is in the Carrefour Feuille area of Port-au-Prince. It was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake, but rebuilt quickly by UNICEF. Over 1,000 students come every day for classes (and to receive WFP’s daily school meals).
Milk is part of WFP-supported school meals programmes in several parts of Haiti. WFP works with the Haitian government and Veterimed, a local NGO, to use more locally produced milk, as part of a strategy of supporting local food production.
26 May 2014 Haiti: Partnering for Progress