2018年10月08日

KENYA GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER ASALs SCHOOLS FOOD PROGRAMME

The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

Since the 1980s, school meals in Kenya have been the joint responsibility of WFP and the Ministry of Education.

“WFP is extremely grateful to the Government of Kenya for taking up this noble responsibility. We know that school meals are one of the most important and dependable safety nets for children and their families in Kenya,” said WFP Country Director and Representative Annalisa Conte.

“They are a powerful incentive for families to invest in education, despite their livelihoods being under stress. A daily hot lunch means more children attend school, they stay the whole day and get an education that helps them become more productive in future.”

Conte was speaking at a ceremony in Isiolo County to mark the formal handover of school meals to the Ministry of Education. Conte stressed that WFP is grateful to all its donors who made school meals possible in Kenya for close to four decades.

Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary of Education, said at the ceremony on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr. Amb. Amina Mohamed: “As the Ministry takes over from WFP, we are aware of the importance of this programme.

We are also conscious of the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the continued success of the programme.
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学校給食を核としたWFPの支援が実を結んでいます。栄養、食事におけるWFPの取組みから学ぶことが多いですね。
Posted by ひら at 2018年10月09日 09:50
持続的にプロジェクトを実施するためにどう自国で資金を調達するのかを考える必要がありますね
Posted by ことり at 2018年10月09日 10:42
自立してやってゆこうという意気込みがいいですね。
Posted by しん at 2018年10月12日 07:42
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