Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:36

Food for the Poor Guyana Inc. constructs 10 Kitchenettes

… for Region Two Schools

Ten primary schools in Region Two were the recent beneficiaries of Nutritional Feeding Centres, compliments of Food for the Poor Guyana Inc.

The construction of the feeding centres is aimed at boosting the Government’s feeding programme, hence alleviating child hunger within the school system. The 10 kitchenettes were handed over Thursday morning to the Department of Education in Region Two. The primary schools that benefitted included Lima Sands, Capoey Lake, Bethany, Better Hope, 8th of May, Hampton Court, Fisher, Queenstown and St John’s in the Pomeroon 20191010 6
Presenting one of the kitchenettes to the Riverstown Primary was Food for the Poor Guyana Inc. (FFTP) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kent Vincent. He handed it over to Ms Shaundell Hercules, Education Officer in charge of primary schools in Region Two.

The CEO said that FFTP will continue to support hot meal programmes throughout Guyana and looks forward to future partnership between the organization and the Department of Education. He said that FFTP is satisfied with the works done on the kitchenettes and called upon teachers and pupils to care for the facility.

He also pledged FFTP support in whatever way to ensure the school feeding programmes remain successful. news 20191010 8He also said that FFTP Inc has its own school feeding programme that began in 2005. Last school term approximately 360 children benefitted from daily nutritious meals in Regions 2, 4 and 10 said the CEO, who added that the feeding programmes have been proven to increase school attendance tremendously.

The kitchenettes constructed at the various locations measure 16×14 in length and are furnished with sink, cupboards and an area for the preparation of meals.

Representing the Department of Education, Ms Hercules expressed gratitude to FFTP for its continued contribution to the strengthening of the feeding programme within the school system. She said the kind gesture will significantly improve the livelihood of children. Ms Hercules also said that the PTAs will be actively involved in the preparation of the meals.


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