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Coins 4 Kids: You Can "Fill the Cup"

 
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Summary

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) calculates that $3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all of the 66 million children who attend school hungry across the developing world. $1.1 billion will allow us to reach 22 million children in Africa.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Everyday about 66 million primary school age children attend school hungry across the developing world. It is more difficult for children without adequate food to learn, which means they lack the same opportunity for personal development as those who are nourished - resulting in poverty for their family, community and country.

How will this project solve this problem?

WFP's School Meals program is a powerful social safety net for children and their families. It can improve livelihoods and is an investment in human capital through nutrition, health, education, and gender equality.

Potential Long Term Impact

School meals are a major incentive for poor families to send their children, particularly girls, to school. As a result, school enrolment and attendance will increase in schools where meals are provided. School feeding programs can contribute substantially to achieving the millennium development goals and in developing a country's human capacity.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

World Food Program USA

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.wfpusa.org

Project Leader

Sandy Coburn

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Coins 4 Kids: You Can "Fill the Cup"
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