Feeding scheme needs help

A project at a primary school in Walvis Bay provides food for about 700 learners daily.

04 August 2019 | Education

Walvis Bay • Leandrea Louw

Kuisebmond Primary School in Walvis Bay is in dire need of food supplies to keep their feeding scheme ongoing.

According to teacher and school councilor Mercy Hengua, the school has about 455 learners registered as orphans and vulnerable children.

“We cater for about 700 learners every day. This figure varies on a daily basis, depending on how household dynamics change or according to certain times in the month.”

The feeding scheme runs from Monday to Friday during break time.

“We do have assistance from the local community. MamG Popsicles is our main sponsor and provides us with dry food. Teachers as well as retired teachers also pitch in to assist, and Promiseland provides us with fish and bread daily. The government recently also delivered 17 bags of maize meal.”


She explained that volunteers as well as an institutional worker at the school assist in making the food daily for the learners.

“We're always in need of maize, bread, fish, meat, vegetables, rice, soups and macaroni. We are grateful for whatever we can get to feed our learners.

The school also needs plastic plates. Last week during break, learners ate the fish straight from their hands, since the bread wasn't enough to cater for all of them.

“It's quite challenging trying to manage the children. We have to keep an eye on the children, otherwise it becomes a situation of survival of the fittest. Learners sometimes come for seconds as the portion isn't enough to fill their tummies properly.”

Another challenge the school faces is that their kitchen is prone to break-ins, with the pots, stove and other utensils getting stolen.

“We're calling on our parents to get involved in the feeding scheme. All the children want is something to eat and some of these kids are really suffering at home. It doesn't matter what type of food we receive, we always make a plan, whether it's a sandwich or just soup.”

Kuisebmond Primary School caters for about 1 540 leaners from grade 1 to 7.

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