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To bridge the gap between children in schools in rural areas and their more privileged peers in the formal education, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting community schools in Egypt.

Community schools in rural communities, often providing the only chance for an education for many children. The right to an education is a universal right for every child, yet the sad reality remains that not every child is given that right. Many families find themselves struggling to give their children their fundamental right of an education for many reasons; poverty tops the list!

Hala Gamal, a medical nurse in the health center in her village, is a great example of how WFP’s school feeding programme can change people’s lives. WFP has been implementing in Egypt since 1968. …

Farah Mansour

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