Thursday, April 15, 2021
Education And Training

West Coast school feeding programme continues

Umoya Energy Wind Farm has announced that they will continue supporting and funding the 
Peninsula School Feeding Association’s Adopt-a-School Feeding Programme, which supports over 
400 primary and high school learners.  Simultaneously this West Coast wind farm announced funding to construct and equip a freestanding kitchen at Louwville High School. 
With the construction of a new freestanding kitchen, meals can be cooked and prepared on-site at 
this Vredenburg secondary school, which feeds hundreds of children each day. Additionally, this 
the newly built facility, which will be constructed this year, supports the PSFA’s philosophy of providing 
daily nutritious cooked meals, to not only alleviate short term hunger but to also help build healthy 
immune systems. 
Mr Sixholo, Principal at Middelpos Primary, in Saldanha Bay, which serves meals to 230 learners each 
day, explains how the impact of the current health pandemic has increased the need for this feeding programme.  “These communities are hard hit by poverty, especially with COVID. Many children come to school without having something to eat, not because parents do not pack lunch, but because of unemployment and communities that are struggling. Children need healthy food so that 
they can concentrate in class.” 
In addition to supporting the cost of cooked meals, two PSFA volunteer food preparers are being 
funded by the wind farm at Middelpos Primary School.Over 400 school learners, who come from vulnerable West Coast families, receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch for the school calendar year.    Plus, due to the permission granted, the feeding programme was not halted during school lockdown periods, which we have been very pleased about,” concluded  Celiwe Mabaso,  Community Operations Manager for Umoya Energy Wind Farm. 

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