Govt. commits to feeding 10 million learners as NGO pledges support


Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has reiterated the government’s commitment to providing school meals to over 10 million children under the School Meals Programme by the year 2030.

The CS revealed this during a courtesy call by the Rockefeller Foundation Vice President Africa Region Office, Mr William Asiko.

CS Machogu said the government has increased the national budget from SH 2 billion to Sh 5 billion to cater for vulnerable children in ASAL areas, urban informal settlements and food-insecure households in Kenya.

Mr Asiko said the foundation was committed to supporting the government in feeding the 4 million learners.

He added that, in partnership with other organisations, it will support the government in scaling up the target to 10 million learners in the next five years.

The Programme has proved to be an important strategy for reaching marginalized and vulnerable communities and addressing education inequities

Also present was the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang, and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK), Mr. Yussuf Harun among other senior officials in the Ministry.

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