Government urged to introduce school feeding programmes

The National government has been urged to introduce feeding programme in primary schools within Kwanza constituency where pupils are at risk of malnutrition as a result of acute starvation.

As a relief, Deputy President’s legal Advisor Abraham Sing’oei said he has started a programme of mapping out schools within the constituency where pupils are at risk of malnutrition so that he can introduce feeding programme in partnership with other stakeholders.

Singo’ei was speaking after inspecting a solar water powered project established by the National government at Kolongolo primary school at a cost of Sh. 15Million on Monday.

With the introduction of a water project, the head teacher of Kolongolo primary school Everlyne Chole urged other stakeholders to introduce feeding programme as pupils do not access food yet they spent the entire day in school.

She explained that majority of pupils in Kolongolo primary school stay with their parents or guardians who were unable to provide food for them noting that due to the challenges of accessing food the school lost 45 girls in early pregnancy between 2006 and 2007.

  

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