School Feeding project "Food For Knowledge"

FFK 012017bFood for Knowledge (FFK) in Mozambique is a comprehensive nutrition and education initiative funded by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. The project is being led by Planet Aid in partnership with ADPP Mozambique, the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH), Cambridge Education, and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).

FFK was launched in 2012, with the first corn-soy blend shipment distributed to schools in 2013. Phase one of the project ended in September 2016, but the USDA approved a second phase of the project, which began in late 2016 and will continue through 2020.

Improving school learning outcomes is the central goal of the Food for Knowledge project, which directly benefits 79,000 children in 269 primary schools in four districts of Maputo Province. The children are provided with a daily school meal, and other associated activities deliver a host of educational benefits to strengthen and improve learning outcomes.

The newest FFK component "Reading and Writing Reinforcement Actions" will benefit several thousand students from 1st to 3rd grade in selected primary schools in the four districts.