FEEDING OF LEARNERS WHO ARE BENEFICIARIES OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME USING FOOD HAMPERS


The Limpopo Department of Education has made arrangements for learners who are beneficiaries of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) to receive food hampers which will cater them while schools remain closed.

This follows the announcement by the Department of Basic Education to delay the reopening of schools by two weeks from 27 January to 15 February 2021. This intervention is also informed by the directives and content of structural interdict by the Gauteng North High Court against the Department of Basic Education to feed qualifying learners, whether attending school or not.

The NSNP will resume on 27 January 2021, with schools directed to get service providers to prepare hampers to the value of R273.00 per learner. The hampers should include all specified menu items, delivered in their original form and packaging. Schools that participate in the nutrition programme using the decentralised model will directly procure foodstuff for their learners.

Schools will directly communicate with parents and caregivers on when learners can come and collect hampers. Learners relying on learner transport to reach schools and also benefiting from the nutrition programme will be transported to school to receive their hampers. District Learner Transport Coordinators have been directed to assist schools in the coordination of this process.

Schools were further directed to develop workable mechanisms of distributing hampers within the guidelines of the adopted standard operating procedure for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 in schools. These require schools to adequately take into consideration aspects of wearing of masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitising of frequently touched surfaces.

Enquiries:

Ms Tidimalo Chuene 

Departmental Spokesperson 

082 831 0227

ISSUED BY THE LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 


 


 

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