WFP expands the school-feeding programme
The World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan announced on 11 March the expansion of its school feeding programme across 15 states and over 100 localities to reach 1.8 million people up from 1 million in 2020. WFP highlighted upcoming plans to support the Government of Sudan to scale up and establish a nationally-owned school feeding programme, underpinned by a national policy framework.
The announcement came as WFP together with the Ministry of Education celebrated International Day of School Feeding. This day stresses the importance that school feeding programmes play in developing future generations and reducing disparities by facilitating access to education and building back better following the COVID-19 pandemic.
School feeding programmes have been defined by the World Bank as "targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrollment rates, reducing absenteeism, and improving food security at the household level”.
For more, please see WFP School Feeding