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What's Food for Education?

Many kids in Afghanistan can't go to school because their parents need them to work. This allows the whole family to buy things they need — like food. The creative thinkers at World Vision saw this and came up with a solution: give families food in exchange for sending their kids to school. But that's not all the Food for Education program does. Check the box at right for more.

Build schools

Over the past five years, World Vision has built more than 40 new schools. These schools are especially needed in the poor western provinces of Badghis and Ghor, where rugged mountains and long winters mean the villagers are often cut off from international aid.

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Photos: Mary Kate MacIsaac/World Vision, Iva Zimova/Panos Pictures
This website has been produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).