Joyce Banda Foundation International expands school feeding program in Mulanje

By Chisomo Phiri

The Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) has expanded its school feeding program in Traditional Authority(T/A) Njema in  Mulanje District, increasing the number of Community-Based Childcare Centre (CBCCs) it supports from six to sixteen.

The expansion comes after the organization initially responded to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which led to scores of children dropping out of school due to hunger.

Brown Masingati, JBFI Community Development Officer told journalists on Friday when the organization was distributing roasted maize and soybean porridge to the CBCCs, that feeding the hungry is a core program for  JBFI.

Ellina Mmaka, mentor of the CBCCs in Group Village Head Namasalima, expressed gratitude to JBFI for the support, stating that over 50 children had dropped out of CBCCs after Cyclone Freddy.

The porridge will help address the hunger needs of children in the 16 CBCCs, ensuring they can continue their education.