Presentation on theme: "BRIEFING ON NATIONAL SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 15 MAY 2007."— Presentation transcript:
BRIEFING ON NATIONAL SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 15 MAY 2007
2 TRANSFER OF NSNP NSNP transferred successfully from DoH to DoE in April 2004. Transfer and Implementation Plan (TIP) directs DoE to: Implement to the same levels as DoH in 2004/05. Review and factor in qualitative improvements in 2005/06.
3 EFFECTED CHANGES BY DoE Revised menu options. Commissioned a study to verify targets. Established sustainable food production and strengthened promotion of healthy lifestyles within the programme.
4 Objectives of NSNP To contribute to enhanced learning capacity through school feeding Generate food production and economic activities in school communities. Strengthen nutrition education in the school curriculum and school communities.
5 FREE STATE 2006/7 allocation at R64 784 million Expenditure to date - R 80 078 million (110.19%) Number of NSNP Schools - 1 643 Learners reached – 407 743 in Grade R – 7 Achievements Feeding has been extended to the poorest learners not covered before Human resource capacity improved with appointment of Programme Manager Resources allocated to improve efficiencies Challenges Budget constraints to reach registered community based ECD sites Lack of resources by schools (water, planting space, fence and garden tools, cooking and eating utencils).
6 Planned Activities for 2007/8 Allocation - R68 023 Targeted schools – 1 472 Total targeted learners – 413 546 from Grades R – 7 Honoraria for Food Handlers and fuel payments will be transferred to schools quarterly Monitoring visits to schools by provincial officials will increase to 4 times per month.
7 GAUTENG 2006/7 allocation at R99 921 million Expenditure to date - R98.262 million (98.34%) Number of Schools - 1 122 Learners reached - 389 361 Achievements Support by Interns to monitor Delivery of equipment and utensils to targeted schools Challenges Outstanding deliveries of utensils and equipment by some service providers to schools resulting in under-expenditure
8 Planned Activities for 2007/08 Allocation - R114 574 million Targeted Schools- 1 143 Targeted learners - 453 189 Planned projects: Compile baseline information on Grade R learners in registered community-based ECD sites.
9 KWA-ZULU NATAL Allocation – R239 372 million Expenditure to date - R254 404 million (80.67%) Learners reached - 1 367 656 million Number of schools – 3 453 Achievements Local women cooperatives participate in the NSNP Nutrition banners and fliers developed to promote healthy lifestyles NSNP posts are advertised to increase HR capacity Food production initiatives supplements feeding and contributes to the school fund Garden implements purchased for food gardens Challenges Non permanent staff to oversee the programme Slow submission of applications by schools
10 Planned activities for 2007/8 Allocation – R260 006 million Targeted Schools – 3 619 Targeted learners – 1 418 180 Planned Projects Filling of all critical posts Conduct quarterly workshop for women cooperatives Increase women cooperative coverage to 6000 learners per cooperative
11 LIMPOPO 2006/7 allocation at R202 039 million Expenditure to date – R212 363 (105.11%) Number of Schools - 2711 Learners reached - 1 054 609 in Grade R – 7 Achievements Human resource capacity improvement as NSNP established posts are absorbed in the provincial structure Parents participate in NSNP as food handlers and support food production programme Challenges Monitors and parents lack technical knowledge in food production
12 Planned Activities for 2007/08 Allocation R192 694 million Targeted schools 2 622 Targeted learners 1 177 770 in Grade R-7 Projects Introduction of women cooperatives in two circuits Purchasing of eating utensils in some schools
13 MPUMALANGA 2006/07 Allocation - R84 549 million Expenditure to date – R83 100 million (98.29%) Number of Schools- 1 321 Learners reached – 492 025 Achievements Food production initiatives receive high priority with support from Social Cluster Sector MECs Challenges Inadequate infrastructure in terms of storage and food preparation.
14 Planned Activities for 2007/08 Allocation – R106 604 million Targeted schools – 1 478 Targeted learners 572 876 Projects Train outstanding food handlers on health and hygienic handling of food Procure cooking utensils and garden tools for some schools
15 NORTHERN CAPE 2006/07 allocation – R29 647 million Expenditure to date – R29 199 million (91.50%) Number of schools - 319 Learners reached - 128 452 from Grade R to 7 Achievements extended feeding of transferred schools and learners due to re-definition of borders procured cooking and gardening equipment for schools conducted school gardening competitions with partner departments, business sector and non-governmental organisations
16 Planned Activities for 2007/08 Allocation R29,647 million Targeted schools – 576 Targeted learners - 169 772 Projects Training of educators, learners and parents in food production skills and Nutrition Education
17 NORTH WEST 2006/7l allocation - R95 529 million Expenditure to date - R120 635 million (118.97%) Number of schools – 1269 Learners reached – 481 986 in Grade R – 7 Achievements Community participation through Local Cooperatives Resource allocation (motor vehicles) for monitoring Training workshops in gardening skills conducted in collaboration with social sector partners Received LTSM promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyles for distribution to schools Challenges Outstanding payment of service providers Lack of Human Resources for monitoring
18 Planned Activities for 2007/8 Allocation - R87 916 million Targeted schools – 1 160 Targeted learners - 416 954 from Grade R-7 Projects Appoint 30 contract workers with financial skill to process payment Training of service provider in all four regions
19 WESTERN CAPE 2006/7 Allocation – R48 313 million Expenditure to date – R45 956 million (95.12%) Number of schools - 873 Learners reached - 203 183 Achievements MoU with Department of Health is finalised Continuous stock taking system introduced at 5 schools Targeted schools received mobile kitchens and equipment Warm meals menu have been extended to other targeted schools Challenges delays in finalising new tender may affect time schedules of new contractors Lack of skills and resources for food gardens management
20 Planned Activities for 2007/8 Allocation R48,313 million Targeted schools – 993 Targeted learners – 203 026 Project Improve monitoring tool and introduce more schools to continuous monitoring system Training of educators, parents and learners in food production skills and Nutrition Education
21 EASTERN CAPE 2006/7 allocation at R233 882 million Expenditure to date - R166 642 million (62.62%) Number of NSNP Schools- 5 046 Learners being fed -1 461 917 in Grade R – 4. Achievements Feeding has been re-established after interruptions in the latter part of 2006.
23 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR 2007/8 Allocation R 237 885m Target schools - 4978 Target learners - 1 265 295. Projects Capacity building of food handlers, parents and administrative staff. Develop a new NSNP implementation strategy Capacity building on food production skills
24 Schools and Learners on the Programme ProvinceNumber of SchoolsNumber of Learners EC5 0461 461 917 FS1 643407 743 GP1 122389 361 KZN3 4531 367 656 LP2 7111 054 609 MP1 321492 025 NC319128 452 NW1 269481 986 WC873203 183 TOTAL17 7575,986 931
26 Overall Progress About 6 million learners were reached in 18 000 schools 1 228 workshops conducted on food safety and Health & hygiene 84 000 booklets and 42 000 playing cards on healthy lifestyles distributed to provinces A database of feeding schools has been developed and will be updated in this financial year
27 Challenges Human Resources in provinces Expanding provision to secondary schools Equipment and Infrastructure Data verification systems Inadequate allocation in relation to targets
28 Proposed Interventions Review of the National School Nutrition Programme Develop NSNP National Framework Tightening monitoring and evaluation Increasing provincial capacity to monitor Expansion to Secondary Schools Database management
29 Proposed Interventions Increase feeding days to include all school days Capacity building for SGBs in Nutrition Education Share best Practice Pilot Milk & Egg project in EC and FS in collaboration with DoA
30 Plans for 2007/8 Implement Technical Cooperation Project on Food production and Nutrition Education with Food and Agriculture Organisation