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1001 Meals Continues to Engage Children at Refugee Camps in Jordan

25 November 2019, the 1001 Meals initiative, a partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and 1001 Inventions organisation, has resumed today in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. This phase of the initiative aims to offer healthy meals and engaging educational activities to the approximately 18,500 children enrolled in the Camp’s schools by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year. 1001 Meals first kicked off in Zaatari refugee camp last April and before that in Azraq Camp.

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Acknowledging the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing, 1001 Meals activities offer physical, emotional and intellectual support to children. The World Food Programme offers students healthy meals that both nourish children and raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating, in addition to serving as an incentive for parents to continue school enrollment. Students learn through 1001 Inventions’ engaging activities and resources, including film screenings, science demonstrations, live performances, mascots and books. To inspire hope in a better future and encourage positive self-expression, 1001 Meals’ educational activities introduce students to pioneers from the students’ own cultures and heritage.

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The 1001 Meals team will continue to move from one school to another at Zaatari refugee camp transforming makeshift classrooms into an inspiring space for the children to enjoy an exciting educational experience. The team is supported by young Syrians, living at the Camp, who are recruited and trained to support the delivery of the 1001 Meals activities. Support to teachers at the Camp schools is also provided through teaching techniques and resources which they could use beyond the 1001 Meals events.

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Not only does 1001 Meals benefit the thousands of students attending camp schools, young Syrians who join the team and teachers, it also increases access to economic opportunities for refugee women who prepare the children’s meals as part of WFP’s Healthy Kitchens.

To support the initiative, download the ShareTheMeal app on your smartphone (select to join the “#1001Meals” Team) and with just a tap you can donate US$0.50 to “share the meal” with a child in need.

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About United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives worldwide, provide food assistance to more than 90 million people in 84 countries annually by delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. In addition to their efforts in relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

Since 1964, WFP has been present in Jordan working with the Jordanian government, as well as international and local organizations, to create economic and livelihood opportunities for food insecure and vulnerable communities.

WFP’s operations have also supported the government in providing food assistance for half a million Syrian refugees in camps and in the host community.  WFP has also been offering vocational training opportunities and on-the-job training to develop human capacities and improve employability for targeted vulnerable Jordanians and allow the opportunity for the current influx of Syrians to be self-sufficient.


About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to innovation, technology and culture from the golden age of science in Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 400 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibits, short films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.


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