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An Insider’s Journey to Improving Food Security and Literacy in Tanzania

This story was originally published on USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) blog, highlighting the Feed the Future school-feeding program implemented by PCI. FAS caught up with Kara West, PCI Operations Officer, while visiting Tanzania to glean an insider’s perspective on the program.   Why did PCI begin this McGovern-Dole program in Tanzania?  PCI began implementing a [...]

By | 2017-10-25T15:05:09+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Food for Education, Hunger, Nutrition, Tanzania|

Soap Stories: Tanzanian Students Take Health to the Next Level

When it came to health and hygiene, Buira primary school, a remote school in rural Tanzania, faced two major challenges. First, most of the 800 students didn’t wear shoes walking to school and throughout the day. Mrs. Fundikira, Buira’s Health Teacher, shared, “One of the biggest challenges we encountered during the past three years was [...]

Inspiring Young Minds and Growing Knowledge with School Gardens

Accessing nutritious food isn’t readily available to everyone, and millions of children worldwide face food insecurity daily. A school meal is often the only guaranteed source of nutrition a student receives and this acts as a big incentive to keep them in the classroom. To develop their full potential, young students must have good nutrition [...]

Achieving Literacy with Empowered Women

Imagine sitting down with a book in your hands. Open the cover and you’re welcomed with captivating images on each page that usher you into an exciting new world. You enthusiastically turn each page until you quickly reach the end of the book. But your journey stops there. The letters and numbers mean nothing to [...]