The feeding program, which was started in 1991 to enhance learning and improve pupils’ health, has more than 330,000 beneficiaries.
Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said in a statement that the draft will also set out the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders such as government, local communities, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.
“The school feeding policy will, therefore, provide a framework where multi-sectoral collaboration will be promoted with the ultimate goal of improving access to quality education for all children in Namibia,” she said.
According to Hanse-Himarwa, the education ministry is currently decentralizing the management of education activities, including school feeding, to the regions in order to strengthen the efficiency of the program. Enditem