Le Korsa helps launch Tambacounda lunch program
May 09, 2017
Friday, May 5, was a special day in the city of Tambacounda, as it marked the official launch of a high school lunch program developed by Le Korsa in partnership with the local government.
In March, Tambacounda’s Governor and its school superintendent notified us that there were food shortages in the local schools, which were having a deleterious effect on students’ attendance and academic performance. With the Governor’s support, Le Korsa has contracted a local agricultural collective to provide daily lunches to Tambacounda’s approximately 1400 high school students between now and the end of the academic year in mid-June, ensuring that the students are well-nourished during their exam period. The daily meals consist of rice, protein and vegetables.
Over the summer, we will be working closely with the Governor and the schools superintendent to develop a sustainable long term plan for a school lunch program.