Help Hungry Kids Achieve Their Dreams Like Marathoner Paul Tergat
A simple nutritious meal provided to children from the time they are born through their school years can lift them out of a life of poverty. WFP works to make this possible.
Having a good meal every day at school gives children the strength and education to realize their dreams.
One ‘WFP Kid’, Paul Tergat, achieved his dream to become a world-class marathon runner. School meals not only gave Paul the energy to concentrate in school, but to run there and back. Among many other championships, Paul has two Olympic silver medals for the men’s 10,000 meter races.
Now Paul is a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger and works to support the same school feeding programs that helped him achieve success.
Other ‘WFP Kids’ grew up to be journalists, mountain climbers, humanitarians, teachers, drivers, aid workers, and Olympians. Some students are well on their way.
WFP offers comprehensive and effective programs that reach families and children where help is needed most: before birth with prenatal high-nutrition food for mothers, food for a child’s early years, and for students with meals at school.
“School children around the world must have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” Paul says.
Discover Paul and Vera’s dreams and how WFP helped them.
Watch this video about Paul: http://www.wfp.org/videos/paul-tergat
Watch this video about Vera: http://www.wfp.org/videos/vera-goes-school