Feeding Programme at the Natemwa Learning Centre

The recently established feeding programme at the Natemwa Learning Centre in Kachele village has made a great difference to pupil attendance, which is currently close to 100% every day.  With a guaranteed balanced meal available, the pupils stand a better chance of concentrating in class and retaining what they learn.  The meal that is served is known as HEPS which has been introduced to the country by the World Health Programme.  It is a balanced dry food consisting of soya (high in protein), dried milk, sugar, salt, vitamins and amino acids.  A 50kg bag will provide a meal a day for 180 children for 2 weeks, costing approximately £22.