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

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 Feeding Guidelines.

Over the life of the project, Pamoja Tuwalishe will provide 3,830 metric tons (MT) of U.S. donated commodities – rice, beans, edible oil – as well as USDA-provided funds to procure 1,565 MT of locally grown and purchased commodities – maize, beans, sunflower oil. Project-provided food commodities, together with food contributed by schools, communities and the Government of Tanzania, will provide school meals for over 300,000 pre-primary and primary students in 351 schools in nine districts of the Mara and Dodoma regions