British Pop Star Jamelia Visits WFP School Feeding Programme In Kenya

School feeding has proven particularly successful at increasing the number of girls attending classes. Girls who go to school marry later and have on average 50 per cent fewer children.

Jamelia, who is supporting The Really Good School Dinner campaign, went to Kenya recently to see for herself how money donated to WFP School feeding is spent.

Jamelia visited the STARA School in Kibera, Africa’s biggest slum, and asked children there how they were benefiting from free school meals provided by WFP.  View video

The Really Good School Dinner campaign aims to raise funds for WFP school feeding programmes around the world. During the week of 26-30 January 2009 English school children taking part in the initiative are pledging to empty their plate to fill that of a child in the developing world. By giving just 10p each dinner time they will help WFP provide nutritious school meals for children in countries like Kenya, Afghanistan and Cambodia.