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Governor Wavinya flags off second phase of foodstuffs for ECDE centers

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has flagged off the second phase of the school feeding program in all public ECDE centers within the county. Ndeti distributed 961 bags of beans and 2, 113 bags of rice 50kgs each to the centres in the county’s 40 wards.

The trucks transporting the consignments left her Whitehouse offices in Machakos County to the eight sub-counties on Tuesday noon.

“As a leader, a mother, and mentor to young ones, I don’t want a child in Machakos County to miss the first step of the academic journey as a result of lack of a meal,” Wavinya said.

“Today, as I flag off the second phase of foodstuff to our ECDE school feeding program in Machakos County, I wish to assure our beloved parents of my commitment to supporting the dreams and aspirations of our young angels in our ECDE centers,” Ndeti adding that school is the main place where dreams and great potential are unlocked.

She also highlighted it’s a critical avenue where intellectual abilities can be nurtured and shaped for future careers and discoveries.

Ndeti recently launched maziwa ya mama program to be supplied to ECDE centers across the county.

“Maziwa Ya Mama program which came in to supplement the feeding program, milk is important for children as they grow up,” Ndeti said.

She mentioned that giving the children milk at least twice a week will help them grow both mentally and physically. The governor said the food distribution exercise was happening to public ECDE centers in all the nine sub-counties. She disclosed the portions disbursed to each of the sub-counties were informed by enrolment rates in each of the 40 wards.

Ndeti disclosed that the Mwala sub-county received 200 bags of beans and 450 bags of rice – Yatta, 182 bags of beans and 420 bags of rice – Masinga, 164 bags of beans and 338 bags of rice – Kathiani, 154 bags of beans and 338 bags of rice while Matungulu received 75 bags of beans and 182 bags of rice.

Machakos Town subcounty received 70 bags of beans and 108 bags of rice – Kangundo, 64 bags of beans, and 172 bags of rice while Mavoko got 52 bags of beans and 105 bags of rice. The total distributed bags of beans and rice to the wards was 961 and 2, 113 respectively.

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