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Madagascar: European Union donates 4.5 million euro for school canteen meals

The European Union has decided to financially contribute a sum of 4.5 million euro (14 billion ariarys) for Malagasy school canteen meals, in the wake of the global alimentary program (PAM) initiated in 1.250 primary schools located in the regions of Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana found in southern Madagascar.
219,000 students, teachers and personnel assigned to kitchens will be able to eat properly during the next few months with the assurance of having a meal tray for lunch from midday.
Primary schools in the regions concerned are particularly severely affected by a high dropout rate, as the Midi Madagasikara newspaper relates.
As a reminder, 1.6 million children in Madagascar have left school benches early, because their parents lack of necessary resources can no longer pay the vested fees in the school canteen.

Antso Rajaona

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