Nursery School Directors Meet-Up
The Seibo Team in Malawi recently met with Seibo Nursery School Directors to discuss solutions to current issues related to school feeding to under-5’s in the Chilomoni area.
25 Schools in Attendance
The meeting had representatives from the following 25 schools: Holy Cross, Abundant Life, Pre-Mic, Future Leaders, Chilingani CBCC, Mlambe CBCC, Freedom, Gamajiu, Asira, Atamandike 1, All Saints, Tikwere, Bachi, Tilitonse CBCC, Bizzy Beez, Kriver, Chilomoni, Agape, Limbikani CBCC, Tikondane, Jami Ann Foundation, Chisomo and Ebenezer. A further 14 nursery schools were unable to attend.
Improved Communication with Seibo HQ– School directors were encouraged to use Phone and/or SMS to inform changes in school enrolment, issues related to the progress of Seibo Kids (sponsored nursery places). In turn Seibo commit to solving problems as they arise.
Encouraged Use of Registers & School Books – record books which are collected at the end of each month are invaluable to Seibo to evaluate school feeding impact.
Reminder to record DOB & Child Growth– With growth monitoring scheduled for the 6th-24th November respectively School Directors were encouraged to ensure the dates of birth of all children were recorded and accurate.
Stock Management- the concept of FIFO (First In, First Out) was once again explained to avoid any food wastage due to spoilage.
Safety & Hygiene- once again the importance of ensuring no children enter the cooking area was impressed.
School Feeding Proportions- the amount of food cooked in a day is dependent on the number of children present on any given day. As a simple rule of thumb the amount of Likuni Phala (porridge) is as follows;
1 levelled BIG cup of Phala– equivalent to meals for 8 children
1 levelled MEDIUM cup of Phala- equivalent to meals for 3 children, etc
Overall the team in Malawi are building lasting relationships with the hope that each and every child attending nursery can attend school on a full stomach but also that more and more parents can be enticed to giving their children an early years education – with a hot daily meal.
Thanks to all our donors for their ongoing support.