Fresh Dairy handed over text books worth Seven million, six hundred thousand shillings (7,600,000 Ushs) to four primary schools; City Parents Primary School, Kasubi Children’s Centre, Kirinya Catholic Primary School and Train up Child Primary School Bugolobi. Each school individually won text books worth 1,900,000 Ushs totaling to 7,600,000 Ushs, for emerging runner-up winners in the recently concluded Fresh Dairy School Program Yoghurt cup collection challenge.
The ‘Fresh Dairy’s school’s program’ which started on 2nd July 2017 and run throughout the entire 2nd Term was aimed at educating children on nutrition with an inclination towards encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day as a healthy and nutritious snack.
Speaking during the hand over event, General Manager Sales Fresh Dairy, Joseph Awino congratulated the four schools on the win and urged the respective school administrations to continue educating their pupils on importance of nutrition and having a balanced diet.
‘It is very important for school children to have a balanced diet that includes dairy products. Yoghurt as one of the products we produce at Fresh Dairy is an ideal nutrition booster for children because it is a healthy and nutritious snack that is rich in Vitamin A, B, D, E, Calcium and Potassium,’ Awino said.
Awino further said that all the text books given to each school were personally requested by the schools to support their school syllabus, making them relevant to the current curriculum.
The various school Head teachers thanked Fresh Dairy for the text books and noted that the schools will continue encouraging their pupils and parents to have balanced diets with the inclusion of dairy products for improved health and nutrition.
The overall winner of the schools’ program yoghurt cup collection challenge was Kalinabiri Primary School – Ntinda which won 6 Million UGX worth water tanks.
Awino concluded by communicating that Fresh Dairy will run the school program again in 2018 and encourages more schools to participate such that more pupils, teachers and parents are educated on the need to have nutritious and healthy meals.