World Food Program halts school feeding program

At least 300 000 learners will be affected by the decision by World Food Program to immediately stop its school feeding program.

Children at a pre-school feeding centre in Malawi Photo: Anastasia Taylor-Lind

The program gave an opportunity to learners to get porridge at their respective schools during tea break in order to retain the schools in primary school after noticing high drop outs due to poverty and hunger in some areas of the country.

WFP country representative in Malawi says the decision has been arrived at because donors have pulled out of the program.

He said 333 primary schools across the country will be affected.

Ministry of Education spokesperson Lindiwe Chide described the withdraw of the program as temporary, saying the government has already identified new donors to carry on with the program.

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Harold
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Harold

The only solution APM government can provide is to go beg next door. Thoroughly shameless.
Even simple health education messages like “wash hands after using the toilet” are sponsored by donors.
We have a visible, tangible, undeniable leadership gap at the highest office – we only have a warm body occupying office, drawing a monthly salary, enjoying trappings of power. Begging porrige for our own children. Porridge.

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Zopempha kunyazitsa….. Let us be self sufficient. We cant feed our children?

Wise man
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Apa ndipongofunika kuyikapo nzeru. Obereka ana sangakhale ena odyetsela nkukhala ena. The least we can do is to have the government take the responsibility. Koma to make us a laughingstock by asking other people to feed our children is to stoop too low. Zopempha kunyozetsa. A painful but logical thought.

Jomicons
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Jomicons

Phala basi latha..