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03/02/2018 08:49:08

Haiti - Education : France supports the school canteens of the Great South
Partner of the National Program of School Canteens (PNCS), France participated this week in its implementation in the departments of South, Southeast, Nippes and Grand'Anse to provide food to 85,000 students.

This week, Laurent Bonneau, Head of the Cooperation Department of the French Embassy, went to La Ruche School in Les Cayes to participate in the launch of the PNCS in the Great South, alongside Ms. Phanèse Laguerre, Coordinator. of this Program.

The establishment of the PNCS in the South, will already provide food to 85,000 children of the basic cycle (from the 1st to the 9th year) for 110 school days, or an increase of 35,000 children beneficiaries compared to the previous year underlined Ms. Laguerre

France, an active partner of this program of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP), spent in 2017 through its Embassy in Haiti $ 2 million for the purchase of 930 tons of local agricultural products (cereals and legumes) for school canteens. In accordance with its purchasing policy, all these purchases were made from producer organizations in Artibonite and North to guarantee their income and support family farming.

The Embassy of France also contributed $ 125,000 to the local purchase program for school canteens implemented by the World Food Program (WFP) in the Nippes, a support that will ensure the distribution of 411,000 meals school.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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