Ambassador Takata’s Visit to a school in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi
March 28, 2012
School feeding attracts children to attend school and provides nutrition for the children. It increases their motivation to learn and helps their knowledge be firmly established. It also motivates parents to send their children to school. The Japanese Government contributed $0.25 million to this programme from the supplementary budget in 2011 fiscal year (this budget contributes $6.5 million to WFP Kenya including general food distribution and refugee support).
Many children there have only one meal per day; i.e., this school meal. Ambassador Takata found that many children study hard at school and behave themselves in a very collaborative manner, an effect of school meal assistance.