Publish dateThursday 30 May 2024 - 09:52
Story Code : 291223
The European Union contributes 10 million euros for the food security of Afghan schoolchildren
The World Food Program has announced a 10 million euro grant from the European Union to help provide proper nutrition for school students in the country through this organization.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Today (Wednesday, May 29), the World Food Program has published a newsletter saying that the European Union's help enables this program to carry out school feeding activities in three other provinces that are facing high levels of food insecurity. 

On the other hand, Rafaela Addis, head of the European Union office in Kabul, said that hunger can be an obstacle to education.

He added that the EU's additional funding to the World Food Program will ensure that more children in Afghanistan receive nutritious food; Because it is essential for children to have the necessary energy and concentration to learn effectively and maintain health.

The World Food Program has said that thanks to additional financial assistance from the European Union, it can distribute fortified biscuits or locally produced nutritious snacks to students in more than 10,000 schools in eight provinces, including Farah, Ghor, Jawzjan, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Paktika, Uruzgan and Zabul. 

In addition, according to WFP, girls in grades four through six will receive food items for their families, including vegetable oil or cash.

According to WFP, the aid improves the nutrition of the entire family and encourages families to keep children in school.

Hsiao Wei Li, director of WFP in Afghanistan, said that school feeding activities have had a positive impact on participation and learning, helping families to enroll their children in school.

According to him, the World Food Program supported 1.5 million children in schools last year.

Hsiao Wei Li added that for the first time in Afghanistan, WFP will test the local production of vegetarian samosas from enriched local ingredients through a network of local bakeries, with the widespread expansion of school meals.

According to him, it is planned to distribute two samosas cooked with pumpkin, spinach or egg, potatoes and soybeans as a snack to two thousand children a day at school.
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