Project profile — School Feeding in Venezuela: Zulia State


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-02-12 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Venezuela (100.00%)


• Basic Education: School feeding (11250) (100.00%)

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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal 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 aims to provide school-aged girls and boys with the opportunity to receive a daily meal, improving their health and nutrition while promoting school access and retention. The school feeding program greatly enhances learning, increases enrollment, sustains attendance, and promotes educational achievement in Zulia state, Venezuela. Project activities include: (1) providing 8500 students (of whom 4,565 are girls) and 605 teachers and school personnel (of whom 445 are women) in 19 schools with nutritious food and access to hygiene kits, including menstrual products, and practices; (2) training 607 teachers and school personnel (of whom 445 are women) in 19 schools in the use of gender-sensitive methodologies such as the prevention of gender-based violence and referral processes and rights of the child, and have access to and are trained on the use of educational kits; and (3) establishing a technical operational team in 19 schools, to ensure local ownership, monitoring and access to information by parents and community members, including on gender-sensitive practices.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved educational performance by students; (2) improved teacher retention and performance; and (3) increased gender equality and children’s rights for students.

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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