Over 60 public primary schools in Khwisero Sub-county are set to benefit from free feeding programme, courtesy of Aseka Miradi Foundation.
Area Member of Parliament (MP), Christopher Aseka, who is the patron, said the project is aimed at addressing short term hunger, while supporting education, health and community development in the Constituency.
Aseka said this while speaking in his constituency during distribution of maize and beans to various schools in his Constituency.
He said the Foundation will cater for lunches of all the pupils by donating several bags of maize and beans every term to the schools.
The Legislator said the programme which started four years ago in 61 public primary schools in the area has improved attendance data, enrolment and psycho-social support among the pupils.
“The programme has helped in reducing hunger among the pupils hence increasing nutritional status and attentiveness in class over the years,” he added.
He also noted that the programme has led to significant improvement in the examination results over the years and has so far catered for more than 25,000 pupils since its inception.
“We have also provided more than 5,000 bags of maize and beans to ensure access to lunch thereby creating extra hours for learning as pupils do not have to run home or shopping centre looking for food and reducing pressure on parents,” he said.