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Sakaja Launches a Feeding Plan for Public Schools 

With the increased cost of living, pupils smile after Sakaja launches a feeding plan for public schools. 


Sakaja, Nairobi’s governor, launched a programme to get school-going children in public schools free meals. He speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of 10 kitchens dubbed, ‘dishi na Sakaja’. This is a 1.2 billion project in Nairobi for public schools. 

Sakaja mentions that this has been part of his vision to ensure children get nutritionally, balanced meals for public primary school pupils and even those at daycare centres. 

feeding plan for public schools launched

The places where the ‘dishi na Sakaja’ stalls were installed are in Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara, Starehe, Roysamu, Ruaraka, and Westlands. According to the draft of the plan,  the programme targets to feed close to 250,000 children in Nairobi. They are targeting the children enrolled in public primary schools and public ECD Centres.

“Nutritious meals will be cooked in these kitchens and the meals will be transported in special sealed containers and special vehicles to keep the meals safe from contamination and keep them warm, to surrounding schools,” Sakaja said.

The initiative aims for the production of over 10,000 meals for each central kitchen station and distribution to the public schools. He goes ahead to mention that it would cost children only sh 5 to get free Nutritious meals while studying. 

The contingency for those unable to pay the 5 shillings is working with private sectors and individuals. The County will create a partnership with individuals, private institutions and individuals to fund the meals for those unable to afford them. 

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