Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja will on Monday, August 27, 2023 commission the Dishi na County school feeding kitchen at the Baba Dogo Primary school.
The program was officially launched in June before the construction of the ten kitchens commenced.
To help the learners, Sakaja launched the school feeding program for children who struggle to go to school because of hunger.
“Feeding kids in school is not a county or national function, it’s a leadership imperative that we have to do,” Sakaja said.
Each kitchen is expected to produce about 10,000 nutritional meals daily which will be distributed across each ward. The food will be served to the learners in the various schools on time during lunch hour, every school day.
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To ensure food safety, the staff will all be screened and issued with a food handler’s certificate.
The ten Kitchens are in Starehe (Racecourse Primary) , Makadara (Bidii Primary), Kasarani (Njiru Primary), Roysambu (Roysambu Primary) and Embakasi Central (Kayole One Primary).
In Dagoretti North, the kitchen it is based at Muthangari Primary, Kibra (Toi Primary), Westlands (Farasi Lane Primary), Ruaraka (Baba Dogo Primary) and Embakasi South (Kwa Njenga Primary).
For the learners whose parents will not be able to afford the Sh5, the county will work hand in hand with the private sector, individuals and corporates to fund a nutritionally balanced meal a day for children who are unable to afford it.
With the new plan underway, the programme targets to feed about 250,000 children in Nairobi enrolled in public primary schools and public ECD centres.