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WFP Trains Education Stakeholders On ECDE School Feeding Programme

WFP Trains Education Stakeholders On ECDE School Feeding Programme.

A group of education stakeholders from Garissa and Tana River counties attended a three-day training on the management of the Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) Meals Programme, which aims to increase enrolment and retention in early childhood development centers and lower primary schools.

The ECDE School Feeding Programme training also established guidelines for the provision of food to ECD centers.

The World Food Programme (WFP)-sponsored program educated trainees on nutrition interventions that would increase access to meals and improve dietary diversity in ECDE centers.

Garissa County Government enacted Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) and Early Childhood Meals Programme (EMP) policies to increase nutrition and enrolment in ECDE and primary school.

The new statute was also intended to address the challenge and reluctance of parents to send their children to school rather than have them care for livestock.

The feeding program is also intended to protect students from poor families from malnutrition, which is a side effect of persistent droughts and economic hardships.

Malnutrition affects over 26% of Kenyan school-aged children and has both immediate and long-term negative consequences for development and health (Unicef, 2020).

Abas Kunyo, Tana River County Education Executive (CECM), Garissa County Deputy Director of Education, Ahmed Adan, senior WFP officials, and ECDE Sub-county Coordinators from Tana River and Garissa counties were present.


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