Cotabato City. The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE), through its Health and Nutrition Unit, began on May 21, 2021, the delivery of the commodities for the implementation of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) to target school beneficiaries in the different schools division offices across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
The program aims to adhere to the provision of Iron Fortified Rice under RA 11037 to be provided to target beneficiaries every school day using the recommended cycle menu and locally available or indigenous vegetables from school gardens.
In BARMM, the government allocated funding support from its Block Grant to the SBFP for SY 2020-2021, targeting 160,000 school children all over the region for 120 feeding days.
But because of the on-going pandemic, the MBHTE decided to deliver commodities instead of hot meals as it is impossible to conduct school feeding programs in the schools.
Said commodities includes: 1,140g mung beans, 600g anchovies, 480g carrots, 4 pieces of orange per learners.
As the education ministry strives to attain access to quality education in the region, it is also a driving force to ensure that Bangsamoro learners are healthy and well-nourished.
Article and photos credits to Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education , Health and Nutrition Unit.