We support schools to contribute on solid mid-day meals of some pupils through planting vegetables like egg plants, doodo, green peas (ikubi). This has helped retention of children in schools because they get lunch.
Welcome To Lunch4Learning
The concept of learning and earning through schools garden in Kamuli was introduced in March 2014 SNV and Lunch4Learning as implementing partner to help households with good agricultural practices so as to increase on food production and afford to pay all school dues for their school going children and take part on school activities hence school development and good performances.
Lunch4Learning also aims at providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene by supporting programmes that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
This component will improve smallholder farmer access to start-up materials to increase household production of nutritious foods, while implementing targeted nutrition and health education through schools….. and
Uganda’s economic growth, mainly in industry, has almost halved the national poverty rate in less than 20 years (from 56.4% in 1992-93 to 24.5% in 20 09-10 ). In marked contrast, Uganda’s progress in reducing hunger (MDG1) is poor… and
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Food & Nutrition Security
This component will improve smallholder farmer access to start-up materials to increase household production of nutritious foods, while implementing targeted nutrition and health education through schools and community-based agriculture extension and health services to build demand for these products.
Praise from stakeholders
Mr. Wakabi who represented the chairperson was full of excitement by what he saw and what he had been able to learn on the tour. He praised the SNV model and approaches of the community development, noting that it had a component of changing people ‘s attitudes, something that was evident from what he saw and heard from members of the Parent Led School Gardens at Nawanende PS.
The District Chairperson (LC5) Representative
The CAO Mr. Sulemani Jalwiny praised and thanked SNV and Lunch4Learning for upholding the LEARN programme which he said had created an ideal environment for practical learning especially by the school children. He was fascinated by the parent’s report on how they harvested 980Kgs of maize from half an acre.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
On going Projects
These are on going projects
“ ’It's now 10 years since my husband abandoned me in this house with my children, so now I am the father and mother of this home. She adds. " I have to look for school dues of all my children and other requirements" Namwebya Jessicca is a single mother of four” (4) Children
“ ’...even though this was too much for us to raise, we perceived it as something simple to fulfill because of what we expect to get (knowledge), and we knew that if we implement the knowledge from the training of Lunch4Learning at school, we shall be able to raise this money since we were given a chance to pay in installments” Monica narrates. Monica cultivates, egg plants and sweet pepper
“ “I with my family members are so happy that we can now eat a balanced diet since at least we have all the required different types of food stuffs with different required food values, like vegetables, Fruits, etc” Jane ”
“ "It’s now 10years since my husband abandoned me in this house with my children, so now I am the father and the mother of this home” She adds, ‘’I have to look for school dues of all my children and other requirements’’ Namwebya Jessica is a single mother of four (4) children, 3 boys and 1 girl ”