Kenya, Nairobi, May 2004
Since 1980, WFP’s country programme (CP 102640) has been targeting primary school-aged children through school feeding programmes in an effort to increase enrolment and decrease drop-out rates, particularly among female students.
Currently, WFP is providing food to 1.1 million poor, hungry children in 3,800 schools in 29 districts in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) and six Nairobi slums. The poor state of school facilities and hunger in these regions are the key reasons for low enrolment.
Some 70,000 children in Nairobi slums are receving a meal at school through a programme funded by WFP’s corporate partner, International Paper.