The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) wants Government to not only take over but expand the group’s Breakfast Club programme to schools throughout the island, as indications are that many more than the 1 000 students currently fed through the initiative are in need.
YWCA president Marilyn Rice-Bowen said while her organization had not yet made any formal request, it was hoping the administration would take control of the four-year-old programme just as it did with the traffic warden scheme that the YWCA started several years ago.
“What we would like to see is the day the Government takes over this programme and puts a Breakfast Club in every school, thus catering to a wider range of children who need this kind of thing. It’s done in the US and in Canada,” she told the DAILY NATION.
Rice-Bowen said the demand for the Breakfast Club had been increasing in recent times, due in part to the economic situation and some parents not being able to afford to feed their children.
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