HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
WFP welcomes Canadian Earth Group support for school meals in Tajikistan

wfp.org

39 days ago   Article ID# 4169535
Original URL

 

World Food Programme

ROME, ITALY (wfp.org) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan in partnership with Caritas Switzerland (Caritas) ) hosted a five-day visit for an organisation that raises money for school meals – the Canadian Earth Group – in Dushanbe and Muminabad 13 to 17 May 2017.

Muminabad is one of 52 districts in Tajikistan where WFP provides school meals. The WFP school meals programme in Tajikistan provides a daily hot lunch to around 370,000 schoolchildren in over 2,000 schools in rural Tajikistan, which represents more than 50 percent of schools in the country.

WFP school meals in Tajikistan consist of bread made of fortified wheat flour and soup made of pulses, enriched oil, iodised salt and vegetables. In November 2016, WFP joined efforts with Caritas to provide school meals in Muminabad. Caritas prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in more than 30 countries.

The visit marked an occasion for the Earth Group to observe WFP and Caritas joint activities in the framework of the school meals programme in the district. WFP had an opportunity to present its activities in two schools in Langar and Hanatarosh villages, which are part of its school meals programme.

“We are hugely grateful to WFP and Caritas for having organised such an incredible visit,” said Matt Moreau, one of the founders of the Earth Group. “The opportunity to visit the school meals programme will ensure that we can communicate to our community back home that our donations are indeed going exactly where we say they are going. The children were well fed and enjoying themselves in school, and this gives us the confidence that we are supporting the right programme, and that WFP is the right organisation to be partnered with. We are proud to announce our continued support for WFP in Tajikistan.”

The Earth Group exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children. The group sells tea, coffee and water across the world donating 100 percent of its profits to fund WFP school meal programmes across the globe. The group strives to create positive change in the lives of people who live in dire circumstances.

The visitors were able to view the improvements made in the school kitchens and canteens and had a chance to sample daily fresh lunches at schools. They also met with school staff, students and parents to hear their stories and assess the programme’s impact on their lives.

“We strive to reach the ultimate goal of helping local communities to develop a sustainable school feeding scheme in the district and across the country. With the main focus on community empowerment, we are currently supporting 28 schools in the district,” said Andrea Berardo, Head of the WFP Programme Unit in Tajikistan.

Copyright 2017 wfp.org   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 39 days ago   Article ID# 4169535

World Food Programme    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More World Food Programme News

WFP launches ShareTheMeal campaign to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

19 hours ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Saudi dates offer nutritional boost to three West African nations

19 hours ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

WFP welcomes contribution from USA to support Pakistanis in need

4 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Breakthrough as WFP food convoy reaches besieged Syrian town

5 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Germany provides €28 million to support WFP cash assistance programme for conflict-affected Iraqis

7 days ago From wfp.org 

ROME, ITALY - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Massive Antarctic ice shelf days from breaking off

Action: Climate Change

Any day now we will truly witness climate change in action. Within days at worst, maybe weeks at best, scientists predict tha ...

Interpol says there really are dark web rhino horn traffickers

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The dark web is home to several lingering myths: so-called red rooms where visitors can watch gruesome murders; sites offerin ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coal an ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.