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FG trains 25 CSOs monitors of home school feeding in Bauchi


FG trains 25 CSOs monitors of home school feeding in Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have trained 25 Civil Society Organizations Monitors monitors to evaluate the ongoing  Home-grown School feeding programme in Bauchi state.

Our correspondent reports that the programme would be implemented by the DASS community youth Awareness initiative (Dacoya).

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Community helping hand initiative and  Langa Women Development Initiative.

Mrs Grace Maikudi, Executive Director of Langa Women Development Initiative, the team lead said the one-day capacity building for the CSOs monitors to monitor schools’ home groan feeding.

She said the focus of the Monitoring is ensuring that the primary objectives of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIPs) are achieved.

“The CSOs will monitor other Monitors and the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme across the state.

“The monitors can go to the school and ascertain how many pupils we are feeding, the quality of the food, evaluate them and send the data”

“To also ensure effective management of resources given to them by the government,” she said.

In her remarks, Hajiya Amina Katagum, N-SIP Focal Person in the state, lauded the gesture.

“The school feeding program is an initiative of the Federal Government to provide a free nutritious meal to students from first to third grade in public schools.

Represented by, Mrs Doris Yashi, Programme Officer SIP in the state, she encouraged the participants to actively participate to enable them to gain the real knowledge that was expected of them for better service delivery.

Katagum said that the participants would discuss the critical aspect of the school feeding program that they needed to learn more about to ensure they further improved their skills.

She reiterated that monitoring the school feeding would effectively encourage children to learn.

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