Project profile — Support to students and families to preserve nutrional status during class suspension


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2021-03-09 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


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

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports activities that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique. This project aims to pivot programming activities during school closures to minimize the impact of health and economic-related shocks resulting from limited mobility and loss of income felt by students and their families. This project modified its modality from on-site school meals to take-home rations for students and their families, preserving nutritional status and educational outcomes. Food baskets continue to support 41,000 children initially targeted by the project to maintain distance-learning and help create favourable conditions for their return once schools reopen. The proposed approach supports 28,700 households over three months with a minimum nutritional and caloric intake. Food baskets are used as a platform to increase communication around COVID-19 prevention measures, such as hygiene and social distancing. The project also reached the Cabo Delgado province, currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis resulting from an increasing number of internally displaced persons and rising COVID-19 rates.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include (1) more equitable nutrition; (2) increased school attendance; and (3) improved retention for girls in food-insecure districts.

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 Project-type interventions
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