Widening the 'Window of Hope': Using food aid to improve access to education for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan

Case Studies & Research
34 p.
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Faire grandir la lueur d'espoir: L'aide alimentaire comme moyen d'améliorer l'accès à l'éducation des orphelins et des autres enfants vulnérables d'Afrique subsaharienne

This paper is organized into the following main sections: an introduction that lays out some of the difficulties in addressing the educational situation of orphans and vulnerable children; a description of the characteristics of orphans and vulnerable children, including where they live and some of the challenges they face; the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector; important considerations for WFP involvement; possible food and non-food interventions to improve children’s access to education, support the family and enhance the quality of service among those caring for and educating children affected by HIV/AIDS; and a conclusion.

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