Welcome, Guest: Join Nigeria Student Forum / Login / Trending Now / Recent

Stats: 13,686 members, 43,520 Topics, 8,982 Comments. Date: October 16, 2018, 1:20 am

Govt Takes Over School Lunch Project From World Food Program

Nigeria Student Forum / Educational News / Govt Takes Over School Lunch Project From World Food Program (106) Views

(Go Down)
Do you want to become a publisher, and you don't know how to activate it Online? Send your money to the Bank Account Listed Here and your username to 08165799053
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads

The U.N. World Food Program reports the Kenyan Government will assume full responsibility for organizing and implementing the school lunch program it started in the country 40 years ago.

Over the past four decades, the World Food Program has been providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya. For most of these children, the lunch they receive at school is their only hot meal of the day.

WFP says school lunches for impoverished children play a crucial role in providing them with the nutritious food they need to remain healthy. It says these meals also act as an incentive for parents to send children to school. It notes children who are educated have a better chance of growing up to become productive adults.

WFP spokesman, Herve Verhoosel, said the distribution of school meals has been jointly organized with the Kenyan Government over past years. He told VOA the transition away from WFP's involvement started gradually a few years ago.



"Then the Government was starting step by step to take over a bit more and a bit more and a bit more. It was the best way to do it to make sure that they had the capacity. We needed to make sure that the Government had the capacity to take over such a program. And, that is the case in Kenya. Twenty-four million dollars for that, 4,000 schools, 1.6 million children. It is quite a budget for Kenya," said Verhoosel.

Verhoosel said the logistics of organizing such a large program and raising the money needed to run it is very complex and can be overwhelming. He said WFP welcomes the Kenyan Government's decision to maintain this crucial program. He said his agency hopes other African countries as well as nations in other regions of the world will be able to do the same one day.

Last year, the U.N. agency implemented and supported school feeding programs in 71 countries. WFP also directly provided school meals to 18.3 million children in 60 countries.


Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201810100155.html

0 Like

Ngstudentforum.com Is The Next Big Hits Student Forum In Nigeria

Don't have an account? Use the form below to signup for a Nigeria Student Forum Account and start earning for every posts and comments.


Sponsor: 0
Full Name:
Email:
Username: E.g Seuncoded
Password:
Confirm Password:
Country:


I agree to the terms of service

Viewing this topic:
1 guest viewing this topic
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads
Download the Ngstudentforum app for Android Devices

Nigeria Student Forum - Copyright © 2016 - 2018. Fadeyi Oluwaseun All rights reserved. - See How To Advertise
Disclaimer: Every Nigeria Student Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nigeria Student Forum.