Cape Town – The Western Cape school nutrition programme is not reaching many of the learners it’s meant to benefit.
This was the sentiment expressed by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) during a briefing to the Standing Committee on Education, on Tuesday.
National school nutrition programme director Lindelwa Sopotela said the allocated budget for the programme in the province was R451 289 000 for the 2022-2023 financial year, with 1024 schools and 507 332 learners benefiting from the programme.
The school feeding programme provides meals to all learners in quintiles 1-3 primary and secondary schools, as well as identified special schools for all school days.
The programme also…
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