World Vision Mozambique school feeding program recognized for excellence

World Vision-Mozambique received a Certificate of Excellence
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

World Vision Mozambique has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in Reporting and Accounting, during the Food Assistance Centre of Competence Meeting, held in Bangkok, Thailand, from the 20th to 23rd of November.

The prize came as recognition for the consistent reporting on the school feeding program “Educating Children Together-Phase III” (ECT-3), implemented by World Vision Mozambique and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

During the event, World Vision Mozambique had the opportunity to share innovative lessons on the use of Last Mile Mobile Solutions (LMMS), a system that is crucial for monitoring food assistance programs, including school feeding.

Under the ECT-3 project, World Vision Mozambique and partners are able to provide daily school meals to more than 88,000 children in the districts of Muecate and Nacarôa, in the northern province of Nampula.

World Vision Mozambique was also distinguished with the Certificate of Appreciation for “contributing to the successful growth and acquisition of WV’s Food Assistance Programs in 2023”, in recognition of the Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) efforts.

This is an exciting moment for World Vision Mozambique, especially the ECT-3 team. This recognition is a testimony of the team dedication and resilience in providing school-aged children with support beyond the school meals”, stated the Chief of Party - Emmanuel Okuko.

Recently, USDA announced that World Vision Mozambique won a five-year award to implement the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in 157 schools, reaching 88,421 beneficiaries, in the districts of Milange in Zambézia Province, and Meconta and Monapo, in Nampula province. The amount of the award is $35 million US dollars.

The Global Disaster Management Team organized the Food Assistance Centre of Competence Meeting, an event attended by key food programming stakeholders from 28 food assistance programming countries, including Disaster Management teams and Support Offices.

The organizers also praised World Vision Mozambique for “Outstanding Presentation in Food Assistance Gallery Walk”. Mangani Banda, Food Assistance Manager, received the certificates on behalf of World Vision Mozambique.

The awards are a confirmation of World Vision Mozambique commitment in pursuit for operational excellence, which is critical to achieve the goals defined in Our Promise 2021 – 2025.