WFP and Brazilian government team up against hunger
Nov 8, 2011
Hunger is a common problem all over the world, but organizations are working to supply aid. In an effort to help those who are too young to fend for themselves in order to be fed, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced it has teamed up with the Brazillian government to help countries run their own programs to educate and feed children.
The Centre of Excellence Against Hunger, which is located in Brazil, will use its expertise to help such struggling regions as Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide sustainable meals to school children.
"As a world champion in the fight against hunger, Brazil has a wealth of experience that can be shared with governments eager to learn how they achieved that success and adapt it to their own countries," said Josette Sheeran, the executive director for the WFP who is on an official visit to the country.
Daniel Balaban will be the head of the Centre, and he has extensive experience in the field. While he was the president of the Brazilian National Education Development Fund, Balaban helped provide school meals to more than 47 million children.