Many of our partnered schools in Malawi held community engagement meetings to discuss how to better implement the school feeding program to feed as many students throughout the day. As well as brainstorm together ways to find solutions to some of the challenges they’ve run into along the way to distribute these school meals.
At Kaphuta Primary School they had to temporarily suspend the school feeding program to face unexpected challenges as the school feeding program continues to grow. With little storage to feed large numbers of students daily, it was necessary to collaborate with community and committee leaders to find a solution.
To ensure happy and healthy children members were also re-trained on the food handling practices when distributing likuni phala. After the meeting Kaphuta Primary School was able to resume the school feeding program and the kids were very excited to have meals again!
Similarly, Kazengo School also held a community meeting to discuss their experience in the school feeding program and ways to successfully continue the program. By hosting these community meetings regularly we can help empower members from diverse backgrounds in sharing their experiences to gain new insight and perspective. As an organization we can create a long lasting impact on the community through the help of our partners. These meetings can also strengthen social networks and teach and share valuable knowledge with others in the community.
Here is the movie we have taken at the school when kids are fed by school meals!
Finally we would like to share a message from a lady at the site of school feeding!