Saturday, April 13, 2024

French Government Bolsters Support for Home-Grown School Meals in Malawi

French Minister

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, the French Minister for Development, Francophonie, and International Partnerships, has committed to providing increased assistance to the Home-grown School Meals Programme in Malawi.

Dr. Zacharopoulou made this commitment during her visit to Mphunzi Primary School in Dedza, where she expressed appreciation for the Home-grown School Feeding Programme administered by the World Food Programme (WFP).

“My government has a strong commitment to supporting Home-grown School Meals Programme, this year 2023, we allocated €1 million equivalent to K1.2 billion for Home-grown School Meals Programme in Malawi,” she said.

On his part, WFP Representative and Country Director, Paul Turnbull, said providing daily meals is a powerful motivating factor for learners to attend and remain in school.

Commenting on the development, Principal Secretary for Basic Education in Malawi, Dr Rachel Chimbwete-Phiri, hailed the French Government for supporting the education sector in Malawi.


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