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"Food for Knowledge" Project strengthens reading and writing in First Grade in 269 Primary Schools

FFK Literacy 1The improvement of school learning results is the central objective of the"Food for Knowledge" project which directly benefits 79,000 children in 269 primary schools in Maputo province, where a  daily school meal is provided, as well as educational benefits.

The Reading and Writing Enhancement actions are one of the new components of the new phase of the"Food for Knowledge" project, which started in 2016 and extended til 2020. Aiming to benefit a total of 27,800 children from 1st to 3rd grade through a program implemented by ADPP with technical support from Cambridge Education, developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Human Development of Mozambique (MINEDH).

This new "Food FFK Literacy 2for Knowledge" component  will help create a strong environment of reading and increase learning levels among children. To support this enhanced learning 159,000 books are being produced and other supplementary teaching materials for learning the local languages Changana and Rhonga, which will be distributed in the beneficiary schools. In addition, the training of 293 teachers is planned to implement these actions in the covered primary schools.

The materials that will be made available to students and teachers, are small decodable read-aloud books, posters to stimulate vocabulary, cards with inserted letters and lesson plans, among others.

The School Feeding project "Food for Knowledge" in Mozambique is a comprehensive initiative to nutrition and education funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the context of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, through Planet Aid and implemented by ADPP Mozambique, in close cooperation with the Government of Mozambique through the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) and its School Feeding Programme, and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).

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