(KPL) The World Food Programme (WFP) on May 15 handed over its school feeding
The handover ceremony took place at the Bor village school in Xay district, Oudomxay province where WFP provides 40,000 plates of food per year to the school’s 200 students.
In 2002, WFP started the school feeding to provide nutritious meals to children who would often come to school on an empty stomach. Since then the
“School meals have given a generation of our children better nutrition and health, helped them grow, develop and achieve success,” said Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Khamphay Sisavanh.
“They have also contributed to attracting more children to school and keeping them there. We are deeply grateful to WFP and its supporters for their tireless work in helping us build a stronger nation and giving our children a chance in a better future,” said the deputy minister.
A cost-benefit analysis of the school feeding
“This handover is a perfect example of what can happen when we all work together with one common goal: helping a new generation of children grow up healthy and educated,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. “It’s a testament to all the work put in by the government, WFP
WFP has been working in Laos for the last 45 years. Following the adoption of the government’s National Policy on Promoting School Lunch in May 2014, WFP started to shift its focus from implementing the School Meals Programme to building the capacity of the government and communities. The goal is to hand over the entire
Starting from the new school year in September, the government will support the