Friday, 04 April 2014 15:46
The Government of Zanzibar are preparing for its first Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme which is soon to be launched to reach over 5000 children from 10 schools in regions which experience high levels of poverty and malnutrition.
The first stages of a community sensitization exercise took place in the islands' Unguja and Pemba regions to nine communities. During the sensitization, teams made up of district and national education, health and agriculture ministry officers and the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London introduced the HGSF programme, provided an overview of the involvement of all programme stakeholders and outlined expectations from the community.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:19
60 stakeholders from Ghana’s Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme from national, regional, district and school levels across three regions of Ghana were recently trained on implementing a micronutrient intervention of the programme through the use of Micronutrient Powders (MNPs) to combat micronutrient deficiencies found in school-aged children in the intervention areas.
The training, carried out by Ghana’s Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) and the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), taught participants how to correctly apply MNPs and outlined how to store the powders. The sessions which followed a “training of trainer’s” approach will see participants organise step down trainings for caterers and cooks in their consecutive districts so lessons learnt are widely disseminated.