Bu­sia to pro­vide free milk to chil­dren in more than 200 public nurs­ery schools

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western -

The Bu­sia gov­ern­ment will start dis­tribut­ing milk to public Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment Ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres for free, a se­nior county of­fi­cial has said.

Bun­yala sub­county ad­min­is­tra­tor Fran­cis Omillo said, “Milk helps de­velop the minds and rea­son­ing ca­pac­ity of chil­dren. This will en­able them to be ac­tive in class and im­prove their aca­demic per­for­mance.” He spoke dur­ing the Mashu­jaa Day cel­e­bra­tions at Bu­dalang’i Pri­mary School last Thurs­day.

Two hun­dred ECDE class­rooms – at least six in each of the 35 wards – have been built in three years, Omillo said. He said bur­saries have been dis­trib­uted to sec­ondary school stu­dents, adding that the process for the 2016-17 fi­nan­cial year has started.

Omillo urged needy stu­dents to pick bur­sary forms. “A re­volv­ing fund for uni­ver­sity and col­lege stu­dents will be ready once pro­posed reg­u­la­tions are passed by the county assem­bly,” he said.

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