Egypt, WFP sign deal to combat child labor via education
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CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity signed with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP)an agreement to carry out a deal to combat child labor via supporting and developing education systems, announced WFP officer in Cairo Amina AlKorey Sunday.

Signing the agreement came in light of a 60 million euro ($77 million) project that aims to reduce child labor in Egypt and encourage access to education over the next four years; the program will also provide students school meals as a means to encourage attendance.

The project targets 100,000 children and more than 50,000 female breadwinners every year, the statement said.

According to 2010 data from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), 17 million students also balance work with their education.

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