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September 15, 2023

Promoting Autonomy for Literacy and Attentiveness through Market Alliances Project (PALAM/A) – Save the Children

Project Overview

In partnership with Save The Children, the PALAM/A Project aims to build government capacities to implement a resilient, context-specific school meal program. The strengthened Homegrown School Feeding Program will support sustainable literacy and nutrition outcomes for school children throughout the country, and will improve the quality of literacy instruction, improve children’s attentiveness by decreasing short-term hunger, and improve children’s attendance while increasing the use of health, nutrition, and dietary practices in Sri Lanka.  

The Problem

Reduced literacy, attentiveness, and absences are directly related to short-term hunger and ineffective heath, nutrition, and dietary practices in Sri Lanka.  

The Solution

The project’s results framework is based off several strategic objectives with defined activities. For instance, to improve literacy of school-age children, parent support of literacy, nutritional well-being, and positive discipline will be promoted, consequently increasing community understanding of the benefits of education.  

The Impact

The PALAM/A Project will reach approximately 196,092 school children over five years in 887 schools in seven districts in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, along with the Estate and Plantation Sector (Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Monaragala, and Ratnapura).  

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.