PLANET AID’s MISSION:• To protect the Earth and its resources• To promote international cooperation• To help those in the developing worldlift themselves out of poverty• Established in 1997• 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization• Registered as a PVO
Ø More than 100 million pounds of used clothingcollected yearlyØ More than 20 million Americans donate annuallyØ Proceeds from clothing operation are used tofund development programsØ Over $70 million provided to supportdevelopment projects on three continents
Ø Supports programs in Mozambique, Malawi, andZimbabweØ Recipient of USDA FFP grants since 2004Ø Projects in agriculture, education, HIV/AIDsprevention, and community developmentØ Over 120,000 metric tons of wheat monetizedØ Over 2.5 million beneficiariesU.S. Government Support
Food for Education Project2012 Award Ø Three-year initiative beginning in 2013Ø Will benefit 1 million students, teachers, parents, andcommunity membersØ 34 million meals to be deliveredØ Will train 4,000 primary school teachers.Ø These teachers will impact more than 260,000childrenØ Provide nutrition education in a nation-widecampaign
Implementing Partners:ADPPMozambiqueA locally registered Mozambican nonprofitFood for Education Project
The ASA brings the benefits ofU.S. soy protein to developingcountries through its WorldInitiative for Soy in HumanHealth Program.In 2008, ASA worked withPlanet Aid and ADPP to delivermore than 1.3 million soy mealsto Sofala, Mozambique withsubstantial impact on thegrowth and development ofschool children.
ADPPMozambique• More than 30 years of development experience.• 2 million beneficiaries annually.• Employs more than 2,000 staff.• Implementing 50 projects in 82 districts andreaching every province.
• Established and operates11 teacher-trainingcolleges, graduating 1,800new qualified primaryschool teachers yearly.• Graduates are skilled inchild-centered methodsthat improve literacy,numerancy, and otherlearning outcomes.ADPP Mozambique
Graduates bringnew energy intothe classroomand mobilizecommunitiesaroundeducation anddevelopment.
Innovations to Improve Literacy: The training includes instruction in innovativemethods for teaching reading, such as peer-assisted learning.
Strategic Objectives:Improved literacy ofschool-age childrenIncreased use of healthand dietary practicesFood for Education Project
SO1: ImprovedLiteracy of School-Age ChildrenSO2: Increased Use ofHealth and DietaryPracticesIR1.1.1:BetterAccess toSchoolSuppliesandMaterials IR 1.1: Improved Qualityof LiteracyInstruction IR1.2: ImprovedStudentAttendanceIR1.1.2:IncreasedSkills andKnowledgeofTeachersIR1.2.1:ImprovedSchoolInfra-structureIR1.2.2:IncreasedStudentEnrollmentIR18.104.22.168 IncreasedAccess toFood(School Feeding)IR2.1: IncreasedKnowledge ofNutritionIR2.2: IncreasedAccess toClean Waterand SanitationServicesIR2.3: IncreasedAccess toPreventativeHealthInterventionsFoundational ResultIncreased Capacity ofGovernmentInstitutionsFoundational ResultIncreased Engagementof Local Organizationsand Community Groups Foundational ResultIncreased Capacity ofGovernmentInstitutionsSO1 Activities:•Conduct school-feeding program•Construct school kitchens/storage areas•Procure/distribute cooking/eating utensils•Organize/train School-Feeding Committees•Conduct school-feeding seminars•Develop school gardens•Train primary-schoolteachers•Procure/distribute educational and literacy materialsSO2 Activities:•Develop nutrition education materials•Conduct nutrition training•Provide safe water source to school•Conduct de-worming programCritical Assumptions•No major natural disaster or civil upheaval will occur in the target area.•The GOM will continue to provide support to the targeted schools and to theschool-feeding program.•Local communities will provide adequate support to program implementation.Project Results Framework
• School Feeding• School Gardening• School FeedingCommittees• Water/Sanitation• De-worming• Teacher Training• Nutrition EducationFood for Education ProjectPrimary Activities:
School Feeding: will feed 60,000 students in Maputo Province 100 gramsof fortified corn-soy blend each school day, supplying protein andessential micronutrients. School attendance is expected to rise to 80%.
School Gardening: will develop school gardens in 50 participatingschools. This will benefit14,000 students and 70,000 communitymembers.
School Feeding Committees: will organize committees at each of the230 participating schools, who will ensure delivery of food andcompliance with program requirements.
Water/Sanitation: will construct water systems and latrines at 225participating schools.
De-worming: will distribute de-worming tablets to 60,000 students twiceper school year.
Teacher Training: will train 4,000 primary school teachers at the 11ADPP colleges.
Nutrition Education: will carry out a nationwide education program onbasic nutrition, food hygiene and safety, and diet and disease.
Monitoring and EvaluationExample indicators:• Percent of students who pass a reading test• Comparison of test scores among students taught by ADPPtrained teachers versus regular teachers• Percent increase in regular school attendance
Government Capacity Building• Workshops for officials atall levels• Encouragement toexchange experiencesand learn from successes• Build on existingcooperation andmomentum• Basis for development ofa nationwide schoolfeeding programMozambique President Armando Guebuza greets ADPP DirectorBirgit Holm at the inauguration of One World University funded by USDA.
“Our country urgently needs more educators with thecapacity and of the caliber produced by the ADPP colleges.”—First Lady of Mozambique, Maria de luz Guebuza (2010)
Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships• Engage private sectorto support schoolfeeding and teachertraining• Build on experiencewith companies suchas Johnson & Johnson,Microsoft, and Nokia
ConclusionTo reduce hunger and improve literacy in accordance withthe overall goals of the McGovern-Dole Food for Educationprogram, school feeding must occur within a holistic contextthat provides:• Qualified and skilled teachers• Organized and supportive parent-teacher committees• Development of local food sources to provide nutritionalbalance• Nutrition lessons implemented at the school level• Infrastructure to supply clean water and improved sanitation• Ownership by all stakeholders, including teachers, students,parents, local communities, and government officials
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” —Benjamin FranklinThank you!