Sri Lanka: A Success Story - USDA-FAS McGovern-Dole and Save the Children's PALAM-A Project is Feeding Thousands of School Kids in Sri Lanka

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CE2022-0016

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The USDA/FAS McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program is supporting education, child development, and food security in Sri Lanka. The objective of the Sri Lanka McGovern-Dole PALAM/A project is to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for young girls. By providing school meals, teacher training, and related support, the project is helping to boost, and maintain school enrollment and academic performance. This 5-year $26 million fiscal year (FY) 2018 project with our partner Save the Children is timely, coming during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptions and when Sri Lanka is going through major political and economic disruptions.

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