Philippines, Maguindanao, 17 February 2015
Sapalan Elementary school, Datu Odin Sinsuat.
In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units, the World Food Programme (WFP) supports the rebuilding of lives of the returning communities and implements different programmes to ensure that poor, vulnerable and displaced Filipinos in the conflict-affected areas of Central Maguindanao and disaster-affected communities in the Philippines receive adequate access to food and nutrition during the critical transition period from relief to recovery.
WFP provides hot and nutritious meals for over 100,000 school children in over 350 schools in remote, conflict-affected areas of Central Maguindanao. Teachers and parents, with the support of WFP, prepare daily school meals which allow children to focus on their studies instead of their stomachs.
In the Photo: Shealamea Usman, Sahara Kasim and Rukisa Dampal during their lunch at school.
Photo: WFP/Jacob Maentz