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One Square Meal a Day – Home-Grown Feeding Programme Keeping Niger State Children in School

By Kenneth Ibe and Ikemefuna Igwe (Lead Writers) In 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced the home-grown school feeding programme (HGSFP) in primary schools across the country. The programme provides one square meal every day to pupils in public primary schools, with the aim of encouraging school attendance, combating malnutrition and promoting local economic […]

Nutrition Torchlight Series

Food for Thought – The Dako Community School Feeding Programme nourishing young minds

The drive seemed endless. The Nigeria Health Watch and TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF) teams had driven for almost 40 minutes from Gwagwalada town, one of the area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), but still had not reached their final destination, Dako, a small farming village with a population of about 3000 people. The […]