In the 617 schools assisted by WFP, student enrolment has gone up nearly 20 percent since December 2013. While this increase can’t be attributed solely to school feeding, partners and educators alike have told us that they believe it makes a significant difference.


The principal of the primary school in the village of Dendedjer in the region of Timbuktu told us that “Out of a total of 123 students, 122 have perfect attendance. The meals have really improved attendance and have also encouraged children to come to school on time.”