December 6, 2019 2:11 pm

The African Union Development Agency/ New Partnership Development for Africa (AUDA-NEPAD) in conjunction with the Ghana School Feeding Secretariat (GSFS) held a two-day workshop from 5th to 6th December, 2019 for Africa region member states on the Development of Home Grown School Feeding Programme Implementation Guidelines and Monitoring tools in Accra.

The objective of the workshop is to help come out with guidelines that can support countries during implementation of HGSFP, review School Feeding drafts guideline content and determine format of implementation and also share experiences on school feeding implementation steps and current challenges requiring guidance from countries.

About thirty (30) technical persons, some of which includes School Feeding Managers, Nutritionists and Agriculture Staff from 15 Member states will take part in the two days’ workshop.

The workshop is being organized around the five School Feeding quality standards, namely;

 Policy and legal framework, Institutional capacity and coordination, financial capacity, Design and implementation and Community participation

Acting National Coordinator for the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Dr. Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah in her opening remarks said the workshop will pave the way to building the capacity of participants for their effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme in Africa.

She added that, the School Feeding Programme is one of Ghana’s efforts towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, Poverty and Primary education.

 The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison was grateful to NEPAD for the timely workshop.

She added that, she’s passionate about the School Feeding programme since it also improves the nutrition and well-being of children.

Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison appealed to participants to put in their maximum efforts in order to improve upon the School Feeding programme in Africa.

Source: MoGCSP