Food for Knowledge Project
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Planet Aid’s flagship school feeding project, Food for Knowledge (FFK), ended in 2020, after eight years and over 76 million meals distributed in Mozambique’s Maputo Province. The project’s achievements in nutrition, education, and sustainable school feeding will positively impact communities well into the future.
Mozambique is a complex nation with a variety of factors challenging its macroeconomic stability, including, at the most basic level, lack of quality education and health services. That’s where Food for Knowledge (FFK) stepped in back in 2012.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, FFK provided daily meals to students, established school gardens, trained teachers, built and refurbished school kitchens and latrines, and taught children to read in their local languages. Implemented from 2012 to 2020 by Planet Aid’s partner ADPP Mozambique, the project served 271 primary schools throughout the Manhiça, Magude, Matutuíne, and Moamba districts. The support of Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) at district, provincial, and national levels helped ensure the long-term sustainability of project impacts. Read the FFK wrap-up in our blog.
Although FFK has come to an end, it stands out as an extraordinary example of cross-continental collaboration, demonstrating the power of teamwork and a shared passion to improve the basic human conditions in health and education. With continued involvement by the government, the schools, and communities, Mozambicans will only improve upon learning outcomes, local food production, and school environments.
Planet Aid's special YouTube video list documents the Food For Knowledge journey.