Saudi Arabia Supports School Meals With 39 Tons of Date


Khartoum,(SUNA)-The World Food Program(WFP) in Sudan announced that it has received 39 tons of date from Kingdm of Saudi Arabia as contribution to daily school meals for children in South Kordofan State.

WFP is providing daily school meals for over 27,000 children in 47 schools across South Kordofan State.

Saudi Ambassador to Sudan, Ali Hassan Bin Jaafer , in a celebration held in Khartoum Wednesday and in presence of representatives of King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, handed over 39 tons of date with value of 94,000 dollars to WFP.

A statement issued by the WFP said the school meal project implemented by the organization was part of its commitment for working with government of Sudan and partners to eradicate poverty by the year 2030.

WFP Country Director , Matthew Hollingworth appreciated King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works for its support to school meals, adding that the organization is looking forward to cementing partnership with the Center.

The Saudi Ambassador, for his part, told SUNA that this Saudi contribution, the second over the past three years, raised the King Salman Center’s contribution for supporting school meals to 109 tons of date.