DepEd, DSWD set joint feeding program-A A +A
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
THE Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are set to the conduct the school-based feeding program for School Year 2014-2015 in Zamboanga City.
DepEd’s City Division of Schools Nurse Leida Ramirez said the feeding program is “aimed to reduce if not eradicate malnutrition among school children.”
Ramirez said that P12.1 million has been allocated for the school-based feeding program, which is set to start anytime.
At least 6,322 pupils in 102 elementary schools in this city are set to benefit from the joint DepEd-DSWD feeding program, said Ramirez.
She said the feeding program will last for a period of 120 days wherein the identified beneficiaries will be fed with nutritious rice and viand.
She revealed the identified beneficiaries of the feeding program were found to be malnourished and severely malnourished school children. (Bong Garcia)