Project profile — School Feeding Program in Senegal (Casamance Region) - WFP 2010-2012

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School Feeding Program in Senegal (Casamance Region) - WFP 2010-2012 - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (XM-DAC-41140)
2010-09-09 - 2013-07-11
Country / region • Senegal (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project is one of a number of CIDA contributions to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school feeding program. Over the past four decades, WFP has become the world's foremost provider of school meals to poor children. In addition to providing free midday meals, WFP provides students with take-home rations for the family, which encourages parents to send their boys and girls to class. School feeding initiatives target the most food-insecure areas of countries with low school enrolment, irregular school attendance, and high primary school drop-out rates. CIDA's support to WFP's school feeding program is used to purchase, deliver and distribute nutritious food primarily to school children, particularly girls, as a means of increasing enrolment and attendance rates, decreasing drop-out rates, as well as improving children's concentration, learning and academic performance. This project is from Canada’s June 2007 commitment to invest $125 million over 5 years to support WFP’s school feeding program in Africa. In addition, this project helps WFP to promote access to basic education in the Casamance region of Senegal, a key component of its Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in this area for the 2008-2012 year period. With Canada’s contribution, WFP seeks to provide 419,300 school children with meals in the coming school year.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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