When starting school meals at Sidai, it was considered important to take the opportunity to engage the parents again and to remind them that this is a partnership and that we will hand over responsibility for school meals to parents over time.
With this in mind, we held a Grand Opening event and were honoured to have the County Minister of Education, Hon Zipporah Ngugi, grace the occasion and officially open the kitchen at Sidai.
You can see Ms Ngugi unveiling the plaque.
We were also thrilled to welcome special guests:-
- Madam Mary, Head Teacher of Mukinyai Primary School who kindly gave an encouraging speech to parents and teachers about how partnership works and that they should make the most of the opportunity they have been given by engaging well with FF and applying what they are taught.
- The Chair of the Mukinyai Pastors Group who offered his support to mentor pastors in Sidai about their role in the partnership.
The roles for the two partners, FF and Sidai Primary School Community, were clearly explained to the 110 family members. The following banner is in a permanent position on the wall of the kitchen, to remind everyone of the timescales.
As well as local government attention, there was also much interest from the Kenyan media. News networks attended the launch, with two even giving a live interview and report during the day.