Saturday, June 30, 2007

Phasing Over from Food Programs of CRS

The Director, R. Puthumai and Mr. John Hembrom visited Purnea in the State of Bihar, India for a discussion with the five Partners of Boarding Feeding program (now known as Residential Institutions support). SWI supports 1820 students below the age of 14 in the districts of Purnea, Katihar and Kishanganj in the most backward State of Bihar, in India. The program will be phased out in September 2009 as USAID will not support the program after that. The USAID gives food support to 7810 poor under-nourished tribal children in 53 Partner locations across three districts of West Bengal and three districts of Bihar, through Catholic Relief Services and SWI. So, the Director and Mr. John, the Program Coordinator met the Partners at Purnea and discussed the phase-over plan so that the partners in Bihar can begin to look for support elsewhere. A similar meeting with partners in Bengal will be held on 11 July 2007.

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