Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 3:30 pm CST.
JUAN CAAL Reporting: The issue of school feeding programs was the focus of a meeting earlier this week in Punta Gorda town.
Teachers and others involved in the education system converged on the Toledo District Education Centre’s conference room on Monday where the issue was fully ventilated.
Of concern was the sustainability of the feeding programs in the schools of the district.
Health and Family Life Education Officer Joan Palma says keeping the feeding programs going is a challenge for the teachers and the parents alike.
Currently, the Japanese Social Development Fund is assisting and teachers have also stepped up to the plate to do their part to keep the program sustainable.
At the end of the meeting, an advocacy group was formed that is tasked with recruiting more inputs, both from the community and the parents themselves, to help keep the feeding programs in Toledo schools going.
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