Search Results: FOOD FOR EDUCATION

Pamoja Tuwalishe: USDA McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project Brief

October 17, 2022

USDA awarded Global Communities a five-year project called, Pamoja Tuwalishe, meaning “Together Let’s Feed Them” in Swahili. Global Communities will provide technical support and accompaniment to key governmental and non-governmental entities to operationalize sustainable, inclusive school feeding in the Mara and Dodoma regions and support the rollout of the Government of Tanzania’s new National School…

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Tanzania McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program – FFE III Endline Evaluation Brief

March 14, 2022

This brief presents the key findings from the end line evaluation of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education (FFE III) program in Tanzania, an initiative carried out by Project Concern International (PCI), a Global Communities partner, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). PCI implemented FFE in three phases, with this final FFE…

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Giving San Diego Infants a Healthy Start through Lactation Education and Access 

August 31, 2022

By Lizzie Hickman The recent baby formula shortage in the United States (U.S.) has brought attention to infant nutrition needs and costs. The scarcity highlighted a larger conversation around the importance of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, inequity in healthcare and barriers parents face to accessing lactation services.   In the U.S., Black birthing parents are nine times more likely to…

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‘Our Harvest’ Project Delivers Food, Hope to Guatemalan Families

December 21, 2020

Since the Government of Guatemala announced a “state of calamity” following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala, PCI, a Global Communities Partner, has continued to coordinate the procurement and delivery of fresh food to local schoolchildren through Nuestra Cosecha. PCI implements Nuestra Cosecha (“Our Harvest” in Spanish) in partnership with Save the Children…

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500,000 Women and Girls Complete Gap Inc.’s Global Education and Life Skills Training Program

March 6, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Project Concern International (PCI) is proud to be a partner of the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program, which has now reached over 500,000 women and girls around the world, providing them with life skills education and training to help them succeed in their personal and professional lives. Since 2018, PCI has graduated 10,000…

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Growing Healthy Food, Connections through School Gardens

August 21, 2019

When Peter Masaju started a school garden at Suguti A Primary School in Musoma District, Tanzania, he planted the seeds for more than just healthy, homegrown vegetables. He also created an opportunity for parents to feel more rooted in their children’s day-to-day school experiences. “For the past seven years, I have not witnessed such a…

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Global Communities in Lebanon: Education and Employment of Women

February 8, 2017

Global Communities in Lebanon: Education and Employment of Women Women living in many parts of the Middle East experience extremely high unemployment rates; some leave the work force to start families and then struggle to re-enter the job market, while some are completely new to paid employment. Instability in the region has prompted even more…

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

December 29, 2016

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…

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The Power of Women to Advance Education

June 29, 2016

Every day, millions of children around the world don’t go to school. There are many barriers that keep them from learning in the classroom. Parents and grandparents often don’t send their children to school because it’s too expensive. Covering the cost for school supplies, textbooks, uniforms and transportation can be a heavy burden for families…

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Statement of Support for U.S. Global Food Security Legislation

August 5, 2014

Statement of Support for U.S. Global Food Security Legislation As organizations engaged in efforts to end global hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty, we strongly support bipartisan introduction and passage of legislation to ensure continued U.S. leadership in improving food and nutrition security. As the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit takes place this week, we recognize…

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Nutrition Education Nourishes Lives in Rural Rwanda

March 31, 2014

Nutrition Education Nourishes Lives in Rural Rwanda Community nutrition groups provide education and training to fight malnutrition in both adults and children In Rwanda, approximately 44 percent of children are stunted due to malnutrition. While Rwandan families are encouraged to prevent malnutrition, most rural communities lack the ingredients and knowledge to prepare a balanced diet.…

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Strengthening Food Security in Colombia

September 23, 2013

Strengthening Food Security in Colombia Promoting domestic vegetable gardens to strengthen food security in San Onofre Poverty, climate change, lack of access to land, social breakdown, displacement, isolation and poor hygiene and nutritional habits all contribute to food insecurity in the Montes de Maria region.  Food insecurity is one of the main problems that affects…

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Tanzania

May 15, 2024

Ethiopia Global Communities is building on more than 10 years of implementing integrated school feeding projects in close collaboration with the Government of Tanzania. In 2023, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, we began leading the coordination of Pamoja Tuwalishe (“Together, Let’s Feed…

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Madagascar

May 14, 2024

Ethiopia In February 2023, Global Communities and its consortium of partners in Madagascar began serving the first school meals supported by Mianatra (“Learn” in Malagasy), a McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  In partnership with Catholic Relief Services and FHI360, we are providing support to…

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Guatemalan School Kitchens Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

February 26, 2024

By Chloe Pan For the first time in nearly four years, school meals are once again being prepared in Guatemalan school kitchens following their total or partial closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important milestone for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program,…

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Special Study on Migration for the MCGOVERN-United States Program

August 9, 2023

Unidos is a project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program that aims to improve school-age children’s literacy, increase the use of health and nutrition practices, and improve the effectiveness of food assistance through local and regional purchases. Global Communities with sub-recipient Save the…

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First School Meals Served up in Madagascar

February 28, 2023

By Chloe Pan On February 6, 2023, Global Communities and its consortium of partners in Madagascar served the first school meals supported by Mianatra (“Learn” in Malagasy), a McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). By the end of the week, a total of…

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Global Communities Tanzania Partners with USDA to Boost Literacy Rates through School Feeding Program

November 22, 2022

Earlier this month, Global Communities Tanzania launched Pamoja Tuwalishe (Together, Let’s Feed Them), the next phase of its U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.  This USDA investment builds on the successful 10-year partnership between the Government of Tanzania, the United States Government and Global Communities. In this…

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