While one of the region’s more stable countries, Senegal still remains a low-income, food-deficit nation with malnutrition rates as high as 26 percent in children under the age of five. Addressing education is vital to making any improvements in malnutrition rates but many children do not attend because schools are too far away or families and schools lack needed resources. Even for those that do attend, drop-out rates and illiteracy rates are very high, especially for young girls. Counterpart works to create a food secure environment for children in Senegal through its McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement projects.

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