Save the Children speaks with US Ambassador to UN Agencies in Rome- Cindy McCain, and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung about its programmes, and food insecurity in Sri Lanka.
Left to right: Timothy Edward - Senior Manager- Community Mobilization, Save the Children, Dr. Mariano Belliard- USDA , Julian Chellappah- National Director, Save the Children, US Ambassador to UN, Cindy McCain, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung and Micah Olad- Chief of Party/ PALAMA project, Save the Children.
27 September, 2022: Save the Children’s National Director, Julian Chellappah and PALAM/A project's Chief of Party, Micah Olad, met with US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung and US Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, Cindy McCaine last week.
We discussed how the economic crisis is impacting children’s access to food and how Save the Children’s USDA funded PALAM/A project has reached over 55,244 of the most food insecure children by providing protein rich food to the Government’s School Meal Program in 7 districts during May-August 2022.
Save the Children also spoke of its other humanitarian response programme, that aims at reaching over 120,000 of the most vulnerable people in the crisis, and expressed it's commitment to scale up efforts to help more children and families who are unable to meet their daily food needs.
Save the Children's USDA-funded PALAM/A Project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Finance, is supporting the national school meal programme, enhancing the early grade teaching pedagogy and reading materials, and the construction of kitchens and latrines in schools across 7 districts in Sri Lanka.