International Fund for Africa
Issue: LXXXVIII              
June, 2017
International Fund for Africa Newsletter
In This Issue:
Mission Accomplished by the School Health and Nutrition Program

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Mission Accomplished by the School Health and Nutrition Program

IFA is delighted to end the year on a high note. The School Health and Nutrition Program worked with a lean and committed team under a tight budget and with the help of supporters to accomplish the following activities during the 2016/17 academic year:

  • Prepared and served plant based, nutritious school meals (breakfast and lunch) for 550 students in 5 schools on all school days, totaling 242,000 meals served for the year.
  • Dispensed biannual deworming tablets and micronutrient supplements
  • Fully furnished the dining room of Hana Primary School
  • Delivered various capacity building trainings:
    • 3 training sessions for 11 cooks on hygiene, safe food preparation, school meal menu and recipe preparation
    • Health education for 300 parents on hygiene and nutrition
    • Hygiene and sanitation training for 550 students
    • Nutrition and balanced diet training for 550 students
    • School Health and Nutrition implementation strategy training for 28 SHN committee members
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) rolled out to 7 schools by conducting a training of trainers for 30 teachers, who in turn trained 2100 school girls on how to make reusable sanitary napkins
  • School Eye Health:
    • 150 teachers trained on vision screening from 9 schools
    • Vision screening conducted for 10,000 students; 600 underwent refraction
    • Dispensed 250 eye glasses and around 80 students were referred for further treatment
  • Enrolled 11 young women in a fashion design and sewing vocational training program
  • Established partnerships with four private companies and gained the support of five private companies committed to social enterprise
  • Received numerous certificates of appreciation and from various stakeholders

Fashion design and Sewing Vocational Training

One of the certificates IFA received this year