Teachers offer guidance, friendship, socialization - and in the most difficult places, even structure, comfort and food. Teachers go above and beyond - especially in countries where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) works.
After years of working in a centuries-old system of slavery, these women are building better lives for their families.
The money will enable WFP to feed about 841,000 children, which couldn't come at a more critical time after COVID-19 closures.
More than 2 million kids in Nepal have been missing out on the nutritious lunches they used to receive at school during the coronavirus shutdowns - the only meals many of them could count on.
On average, women have only three-quarters of the legal protections given to men during their working lives. In 18 countries, husbands can legally prevent their wives from getting a job. In Nepal, child marriage is common, poverty is high and daughters are seen as less valuable than sons. 24-year-old Nanda Saud received WFP school meals as a child and was able to overcome these barriers. Now she’s a teacher at a Nepalese middle school.
High-energy biscuits are wheat-based, ready-to-eat biscuits are fortified and shelf-stable, packing a nutrition-filled punch in emergencies.
What's it like to live in a country with terrain that is both breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly dangerous?
Today's political world can feel completely divided along party lines. The McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program is a shining example of what can be achieved when we put parties aside.