Hunger
 Kenya
Project #8960

Coins 4 Kids: You Can "Fill the Cup"

by World Food Program USA
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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.
$829
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wfpusa.org
Become a Coins 4 Kids Champion
Molly's World: A Girl Films Her Life in a Slum
Take Two Minutes to Learn About School Meals

Organization Information

World Food Program USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wfpusa.org
Project Leader:
Erin Wiegert
Washington, DC United States

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