SAO-Uganda Fronts for bye-law on a school feeding program
By Our Reporter
As the debate on promoting the school feeding program takes shape across the country, many people have come out to support this policy because it positively empowers the pupils who attend school to concentrate on the learning process.
Among those in support for the debating and enacting of districts local government council ordinances on compulsory school feeding programs for all schools is the share an opportunity Uganda [SAO-Uganda].
SAO is a national child right focussed NGO with main focus on the protection of children against all forms of abuse, promotion of their welfare, advocating for their access to quality education, healthcare services, participation in policy-related debates on issues related to them and running food security campaigns among over ten districts of Uganda.
Children matching during the day of the African child in Kabiramaido district recently
The SAO Uganda executive director Florence Annet Soobi told elgon daily news last week from her Kanyanya based headquarters in Kawempe division that they are in total support of the demand for district councils across the country to interest themselves in issues of debating and enacting tough ordinances that call on all schools to launch compulsory pupil feeding programs among schools.
‘We are in total support for this crucial demand that all district local government councils debate and pass ordinances to press schools to launch compulsory feeding programs with a view that pupils enjoy lunch as they human right interest matter’ noted Soobi.
She urged all district political leaders and stakeholders to critically discuss this school pupil feeding campaign and ensure that they lobby for the passing of this policy as an ordinance because human rights demand that children shall be entitled to lunch whenever they maybe every single day.
She observed that SAO Uganda advocates for the effective participation of children in matters that affect them both in school through clubs and among communities as this helps empower them to appreciate their human rights agenda.
Soobi urged parents and guardians across the country to involve their children in domestic activities like house chores, reading books and magazines and learning how to run smallholder family level business setups among very many activities of which are geared towards empowering them to become an all-round person who respects humanity and above all God.