China funds school meals in Uganda



China funds school meals in Uganda

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Over 165,000 students in the northeastern Ugandan area of Karamoja will get school meals thanks to funding from China given to the World Food Programme (WFP). This is reported by
China Daily, a partner of TV BRICS.

By purchasing maize, beans, and vegetable oil, WFP will be able to feed children every day, encouraging them to come to school and concentrate on their education. This will lower the dropout rate and increase school attendance in a sustainable manner.

According to a statement from WFP, smallholder farmers would also profit from having a market for their produce because it will come from local sources.

With a focus on preparing wholesome meals and sourcing locally, the WFP’s home-based school feeding programme has already significantly improved food security and stimulated regional economic growth.

“China’s commitment to enhancing food security and nutrition, building human capital, raising living standards, and bolstering local economies in Uganda includes this donation,” stated China’s ambassador to Uganda, Zhang Lizhong.

Based on statistical data, children who received school feeding programmes have gone on to become successful business owners, doctors, and high-ranking civil workers. WFP hopes to address these issues and clear the path for Uganda’s better future by offering school lunches.





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