Tokyo Cement Group lately prolonged its ‘Nourishing the Future’ college vitamin program by including 179 college students from 4 colleges in Siyambalanduwa within the Moneragala district. The initiative contains main grade college students of Wattegama Sirimal Kanista Vidyalaya in Kotiyagala, Bambaragasroda Kanista Vidyalaya in Siyambalanduwa, and Barawaya Primary School and Danakiriya Kanista Vidyalaya in Kandaudapanguwa, who now obtain a balanced mid-day meal on all 5 days of the week by means of this scheme.
Tokyo Cement was working this benevolent social uplift program for a number of years up to now, the place they offered mid-day meals to over 300 college students of Thiriyaya Maha Vidyalaya in Trincomalee. With the inclusion of Moneragala colleges, Tokyo Cement Group’s ‘Nourishing the Future’ mid-day meal program now touches the lives of over 475 schoolchildren hailing from backgrounds of decreased circumstances.
Director Innovations, Tokyo Cement Group, Praveen Gnanam stated, “This program addresses the childhood malnutrition epidemic that has grown exponentially over the course of this yr. Left unchecked, malnutrition has the potential to trigger psychological and physiological developmental ailments for future generations.
“Parents usually tend to ship their kids to highschool if they’re fed, thereby growing entry to schooling for these most impacted by the financial disaster,” he stated.
The day by day meal plans comply with the rules issued by the Ministry of Education, to make sure all most important meals teams consisting of greens, pulses, a recent dairy product and a regionally sourced fruit is included therein, to complement their weight loss program and fulfil the kids’s dietary progress wants. To guarantee the scholars obtain a healthful lunch on a constant foundation and the kids’s progress milestones are achieved progressively, Tokyo Cement has carried out a complete monitoring course of with assist from every colleges’ administration, mother or father teams, Zonal Director of the Ministry of Education and native well being officers of the Ministry of Health.