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31 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP participated in the Sahel/West Africa Forum on food security and malnutrition held in Cotonou, Benin from 4 to 8 December 2017.

  • The country office held meetings with the government counterpart to discuss and find solutions about main challenges of supply chain and communication plan for the National Programme of School Meals.

Operational Updates

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• After a two-year break, school’s meals activities resumed since 18 September 2017, in the 1,574 schools of the National Integrated School Meals Programme.

• The recruitment process of NGOs for the monitoring of the school meals activities is ongoing for the Country Programme (CP 200721) and the Trust Fund project (TF 201090) school meals programme.

• The prepositioning of food commodities in the schools for both CP 200721 and TF 201090 is ongoing.

Operational Updates

05 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Benin and WFP country office signed a four-year funds transfer agreement of XAF 27.2 billion, to implement school meals programme in 1,574 schools through an integrated approach.

  • WFP in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistic and Applied Economics is conducting the third edition of the national survey on the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA).

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 2 May, a delegation from Saudi Arabia visited Benin for the donation ceremony of 30 tons of dates to WFP supported school meals programme.

  • A total of 6,424 mt of food commodities are being delivered in Niger through the supply corridor of Benin.

  • Food deliveries for the last quarter of the school year took place. WFP provides school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55 during this last trimester.

Operational Updates

01 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 11 April, a high-level visit by Benin’s First Lady and the Director of Claudine Talon Foundation was conducted in the district of Ifangni lo learn more about WFP-supported school meals programme.

  • The Ministry of Education organized on 26 and 27 April, the second Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) workshop with all stakeholders (including those benefiting from WFP’s support).

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP country office received a delegation from Sofia University in Japan to visit Benin school meals programme.

  • Food deliveries to schools ended on 28 February 2017. WFP provided school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • Since January 2017, the Country Programme is experiencing severe funding constraints.

WFP Assistance

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food deliveries to schools are underway. WFP will only be able to provide school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • In the framework of the "Innovations from the field: Gender Mainstreaming from the ground up" project WFP conducted a baseline survey on nutritional status among children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women in two villages of Karimama.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the Country Programme will experience severe funding constraints.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help support Salesian missionaries’ work with street children.

31 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is in the process of purchasing food to provide school meals to 101,279 children, only for 21 days.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

  • Food is being procured to assist 101,279 children in 562 schools. The tonnage purchased will cover only 21 days in the first trimester of 2017.

  • School feeding management committees have been set up and members trained on school meals management.