A Peek Inside The World's Classrooms

No matter the location, there are teachers across the world helping students get an education and prepare for their futures. Here is a snapshot of some schools in the developing world where teachers are making a positive impact on their students’ lives—and where WFP provides students with what is sometimes their only food for the day, called “school meals.”




A teacher speaks to his students in a classroom in Afghanistan

This teacher in Panjshir Province talks to his young students. They receive locally-produced High-Energy Biscuits and fortified vegetable oil as part of WFP’s school meals programme. (Photo: WFP/Habib Rahman, May 2013)


A man writes on a blackboard in a classroom in Ethiopia

A little boy reads from a blackboard with his teacher standing next to him in a classroom in Ethiopia

At Udassa Repi Elementary School, a teacher reviews a lesson and a student practices what he’s learned. WFP school meals are served to students here, promoting higher attendance.  (Photo: WFP/Kiyori Ueno,  25 November 2013)


A nun hands meals to his students in Kenya

A teacher at the Ecole Rosalie Javouhey school in Port-Au-Prince hands her students daily school meals provided by WFP.  (Photo: WFP/David Orr,  November 2010)


Girls follow the teacher lesson sitting at their desk in a classroom in Jordan

There are two schools at Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees. WFP provides snacks, usually date bars, for children who attend class each day. (Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud, 15 April 2013)


A women smiles with her students sitting behind her in a classrom in Niger

Student performance at the Dalaweye Primary School dramatically improved when the government introduced WFP school meals in 2006. When these photos were taken in 2012, the school had maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the final exam for four years straight. (Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud, 9 May 2012)