Today I’d like to briefly share with you a great operation by the World Food Programme. They are currently working in Bolivia to provide nutritious meals for children in schools, and they are not asking for donations, but simply inviting you to get to know some of the kids they’re supporting at the Huarimarca School.
This programme will not only improve the nutritional status of 45,000 children between 2 and 5 years of age, but will also “enable 80,000 school-age children of 6 to 14 years in the 52 most food-insecure municipalities to attend school continuously and improve their ability to concentrate and assimilate information, through alleviating short-term hunger.”
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America: of its 9.5 million population, two thirds overall – 80 percent in rural areas – live below the poverty line.”
If you are interested in asking the children in Bolivia a question or sending them a message, it will be translated and delivered by Ximena, WFP’s Communications Officer there.
I strongly urge you to take a moment to learn about how WFP is building a brighter future for these kids, and to support them by sending a message or asking a question. It can be as simple as introducing yourself and letting them know where you are from. I already did and hope to hear back from them soon!
To send a message or ask a question, click here.