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Apr 18, 2012

Cuba Donates Sugar to Laos for WFP School Food Program

Map of Laos
WFP operated relief programs
in the regions in green, 2008
Photo: WFP
On 18 April 2012 the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) issued a press release on Cuba's sugar donation to school children in Laos.  The donation consisted of 180 metric tons of sugar.  It will be used in daily mid-morning snacks provided to 150,000 pre-primary and primary school students in six rural provinces.  The donation was made possible by another donation from a private citizen in Japan who paid for shipping the sugar to Laos.

The sugar will be used to help the children "concentrate better on their studies."  It will be mixed into dumplings made from a blend of corn and soy.

This is Cuba's first donation to the WFP-assisted School Meals programme.  It is an example of both South-South cooperation and public-private partnerships.

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