Project profile — Support to School Health and Nutrition – World Food Programme


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2021-03-30 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Niger (11.00%)
• Somalia (33.50%)
• Burkina Faso (11.00%)
• South Sudan (33.50%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (11.00%)


• Basic Education: School feeding (11250) (50.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This World Food Programme project is a coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency response initiative of $10 million for 18 months in South Sudan and Somalia. The project aims to provide integrated activities to support children’s wellbeing, health and nutrition. Project activities include: 1) delivering school meals, take-home rations and micronutrient supplementation and deworming to 111,500 school children in Somalia and South Sudan; and (2) ensuring adherence to COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to nutritious food and improved health by providing school meals, take-home rations, micronutrient supplementation and deworming for girls and boys in South Sudan and Somalia; (2) improved access to a healthier and adequate learning environment (including COVID-19 mitigation measures) for girls and boys in South Sudan and Somalia; (3) increased access to adequate sanitation and hygiene services for girls and boys, especially adolescent girls in South Sudan and Somalia; (4) trained teachers on school health and nutrition, hygiene and the menstrual hygiene movement, COVID-19 mitigation measures and psychosocial support, with a focus on adolescent girls; (5) sensitized target communities including adolescent boys and girls, parents, teachers and local traditional authorities and leaders on girls’ education, nutrition, social and health rights, and on gender-based violence (GBV); and (6) improved awareness among target groups in the communities on girls’ education, knowledge, nutrition, health and reproductive health, and on GBV.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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