On July 1st 2016 Team Seibo in Malawi organised a Workshop for the Seibo partner nurseries- 24 partner nurseries attended. The training began with an explanation of the relationship between Seibo Japan and Seibo Malawi.
Presentations were given on the area of Hygiene by Seibo intern Talitha- who covered care in the work-place and kitchen as well as personal hygiene relating to the cooks, caregivers and children.
The next presentation delivered by Mark focused on Storage- the storage of Phala, the importance of using stocks based on the “first-in/first out” policy and how to keep pests and rodents at bay.
The final presentation delivered by Yamikani included a Demonstration on how to measure the amounts of food for cooking and serving and emphasised the importance of the ratio of water and “phala” (food mix).
Although not all partner nurseries were present information collected on the day pointed to a rise in enrolment at the nurseries with Sulema Nursery reporting their numbers were up to 50 – up from 25 children when we first visited in 2015.
For more information on the lesson plan – see below.
Our Thanks to the Seibo Team in Malawi- Jo, Priscilla, Mark, Yamakani and Talitha – You Do a Fantastic Job!
How to Cook the Correct Amount of “Phala”
Every child is provided with 100g of Likuni Phala everyday.
The proportion of Likuni Phala cooked depends on the number of children present at the school on that day. One full leveled Big Cup of Likuni Phala feeds 8 children and one full leveled Medium Cup feeds 3 children.
Water measurements for Likuni Phala in a day depends on how much Likuni phala flour has been weighed for cooking on that day. One full leveled Medium Cup is cooked using 3 full Medium Cups of water and one full leveled Big Cup is cooked using 3 Big Cups of water
All that is left is for the children to wash their hands and enjoy a hot meal and a great start to their day.