Laos: Learning on a Full Stomach

May 28, 2014

For many students in rural Laos, the long walk to school can take hours. As a result, children who go home for lunch often wouldn't return to class. To improve education for all, the government introduced a national program that offers free meals in schools. Thanks to support from the Global Partnership for Education, more students are now attending their classes and are becoming healthier at the same time.