Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:14
For its second year running, International School Meals Day is celebrated around the world on March 6 to raise awareness on the importance of food and nutrition on education. For its theme "Food Stories" global experiences are being shared to communicate different cultures and bring communities together. To support this, we'd like to share the Ghana School Feeding Programme story and explain about its current mission to fight child malnutrition.
Fighting Malnutrition the Ghana School Feeding Programme Way
Ghana's School Feeding Programme (GSFP) was launched in 2005 to encourage children to go to school, reduce poverty and improve access to food. From a pilot of just 10 schools this extremely popular government programme has expanded to feed over 1.6 million children from 3,000 primary schools with hot nutritious school meals that use food grown by local farmers.