The head teacher of Small London School, Mr Frank Owusu, has appealed for the school’s inclusion in the National School Feeding Programme.
He made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency shortly after the school’s 20th anniversary ceremony at Small London in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region.
Mr Owusu noted that children attend school more regularly when they are provided with meals, and makes them grow healthier and become more productive.
He said school meals provide critical social support and a vital way not only increase class enrolment, but also to sustain attendance and help improve school performance.
The head teacher explained that the inclusion of the school in the school feeding programme would help offer tremendous relief to the pupils, many of whom due to extreme poverty attend classes on empty stomach.
Mr Owusu stated that parents in the area would take advantage of the Capitation Grant and the School Feeding Programme to send their children to school, if “Small London’s appeal succeeds”.