School Feeding Program - Improving learning through School Feeding
In 2013, ADPP Mozambique began implementing a 3,5-year crosscutting program on education and nutrition in Maputo Province. Financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by Planet Aid and ADPP Mozambique in Maputo Province, the School Feeding Project is among the programs implemented in the context of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
The objective of School Feeding Project is to improve the academic performance, nutrition and overall health of altogether 60,000 school children through the distribution of daily school meals in 243 selected primary schools and by enhancing the quality of teaching through teacher training and extra-curricular activities. To this end, the School Feeding Project will support the training of altogether 4,000 primary school teachers at the ADPP Teacher Training Colleges and provide each with intensive courses on nutrition and healthy eating habits. Various campaigns will also be organized among the children's parents and community members to raise their awareness of the on the importance of a balanced diet.
In order to ensure that the schools have the necessary facilities to prepare the daily school meals, access to clean water and appropriate sanitation facilities, the program also builds storerooms, kitchens, firewood-saving stoves, and wells, installs water pumps and ensures that there are separate latrines for girls and boys.
For more information about School Feeding Project activities please see the photo gallery.