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Unformatted text preview: Egypt With almost half of its fast­growing pop­ ulation under 20 years of age, a high rate (28%) of infant mortality and 4% of the to­ tal population undernourished, Egypt faces a tremendous challenge. Significant efforts have been made to identify the benefits of education in fighting hunger. It is in this context that TITAN launched a new initia­ tive in the country, developed in coopera­ tion with the U.N. World Food Program in Egypt. The project was launched in the Beni Suef region near Cairo, one of the poorest in the country, under the moto “Feed Minds, Change Lives”, in June 2009. school early to work and support their fam­ ilies. Throughout school year 2009­2010 the children that attend classes are offered daily a special nutritional meal. This meal is designed to cover 25% of their daily nutri­ tion needs and when children attend 80% of monthly school days, their families are given 10 kilos of rice, which is considered the equivalent of 15% of a family’s monthly nutrition needs. The program is implemented in coope...
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