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PCD Nigeria Raise Awareness on Orange Flesh Sweet Potato Use – A Means to Combat Vitamin A Deficienc

TOT3 MobileAs an advocate of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) and its means to combat vitamin A deficiency and food insecurity in Africa, Partnership for Child Development (PCD) Nigeria along with 28 participants from private sector, NGOs and OFSP experts representing Nigeria, Ghana and Burkino Faso recently attended a course on successfully raising awareness for OFSP projects. 

The Trainers of Trainers (ToT) course titled, “Everything You Need to Know About Sweet Potato” aimed to build capacity of national implementing agencies (research bodies, NGOs) and senior extension personnel on the appropriate use and production of vitamin A rich OFSP in Nigeria.

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Osun State Workshop Links School Feeding Beneficiaries

 Ede 8 MobileA sensitization workshop aimed at enhancing a structure and predictable market for Osun State, School Feeding programme (O’Meals) was recently carried out by the Government of Osun State and Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London across six of the State's regions.

Attended by 750 participants comprising school feeding supply chain beneficiaries including, farmer cooperative groups, cocoyam buyers and food vendor cooperative groups the workshop focused on establishing links between these stakeholders for improved cooperation and efficiently in programme delivery. 

Osun State's Home Grown School Feeding programme which has been implemented since 2012 currently feeds over 200,000 pupils in public primary schools in the state, with meals sourced from local smallholder farmers. 

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Nestle Equips Ogun Teachers Against Pupils' Dehydration

Nestle Nigeria Plc has trained no fewer than eighty-four primary school teachers drawn from twenty-eight public schools located in the twenty Local Government Areas on nutrition teaching techniques required to combat prevalence of dehydration among Nigerians, especially children of school age under Nestle Healthy Kids’ Programme.

The teachers’ training workshop tagged, “Nestle Healthy Hydration Teachers’ Workshop’’, according to Martin Woolnough, managing director of Nestle Nigeria plc, was to equip primary school teachers with required nutrition teaching techniques that would be deployed to educate pupils with knowledge and understanding of hydration and importance of water to life.

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Aregbesola Hailed on Elementary School Feeding Programme

IMG 1905 MobileThe Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been commended for improving the quality of lives as well as the standard of education in the state through the Elementary School Feeding and Health programme which has provided employment and tremendously increasing pupils enrolment figure in all public primary schools in the state.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Olufemi Fawole, gave the commendation during the State Steering Committee Meeting of Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme held at the Conference room of the O'meal office.

Mr. Fawole then charged the committee members to brace up in their responsibility of monitoring the success, development and challenges of the Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme because they are the highest decision making body of the programme.

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Osun State De-worms 252,793 school pupils – Governor Aregbesola

The Osun State Government on Friday said it de-wormed no fewer than 252,793 public primary school pupils in 30 Local Government Areas, and Ife East Area Office in Osun State, Nigeria on July 10 2013. Governor Rauf Aregbesola said this at the launching of de-worming of elementary school pupils in Osogbo.

Represented by Titilayo Tomori, the Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Aregbesola said that 252,793 had benefited from the exercise. He commended Chi Pharmaceuticals Limited, Lagos, for collaborating with the state government to ensure the success of the exercise. He said that the intestinal worms had negative impact on education as it hinders child development and school attendance.

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Sourcing from local farmers
 

HGSF programmes provide an opportunity for smallholder farmers to benefit from access to a market with stable, structured, and predictable demand.

 
 

The documents available here are specifically relevant to agricultural and community members of the school feeding process.

Community:  Farmers, school children and teachers

Local community members are the keystone of home grown school feeding programmes. 

From smallholder farmers to cooks and caterers to teachers and school-children, they comprise all elements of the school feeding supply chain and are integral to programme design and implementation.

The school feeding supply chain
 

Home grown school feeding can create jobs and profits not only for smallholder farmers, but also for a wide range of stakeholders involved in getting the food from the field to the classroom.

 
 

The school feeding supply chain includes those involved in the transportation, processing, and preparation of food.

Researchers and Practitioners

A growing body of research around HGSF is helping inform the design and implementation of national programmes.

This evidence base being generated by researchers and translated by practitioners continues to strengthen HGSF knowledge and operations.

School health and nutrition
 

Healthy, well-fed children learn better. HGSF programmes which integrate school health and nutrition interventions can improve educational achievement.

 
 

The resources available here relate to the potential educational and nutritional benefits of HGSF programmes.

Donors and Policy makers

Resources available here are specifically relevant to policy makers and donors and address the sustainability and multisectoral dimensions of HGSF programmes.

Operational support information is also available that can help inform decision making.

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