In a bid to improve nutrition among school-going children, Uganda’s leading milk firm has concluded schools program which run during 2nd Term and was held in 369 schools in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso.
On Wednesday, Fresh Dairy officially announced the winners of the ‘Yoghurt Cup Collection Challenge’ a competition that dared all participating schools and their students to collect as many Fresh Dairy Yoghurt Cups as they possibly could, and then build any innovative model out of them which aimed to drive their creativity skills.
Kalinabiri Primary School in Nakawa Division, Kampala district was overall winner, collecting the most yoghurt cups and was rewarded with UGX 6,000,000 to buy water tanks. Abdul Karim, a teacher at City Parents School also took home UGX 3,000,000 for mobilizing the highest number of pupils to collect yoghurt cups while Rashelle Pascaline a pupil of St. Mary’s Kevin Primary School, Masaka got school fees worth UGX 2,800,000 after coming up with the most innovative model built out of only 4 Yoghurt cups.
Runners up City Parents School, Ntinda Primary School, Bright Primary School – Nabweru, Kasubi Children’s Centre, Train Up a Child and Kirinya Catholic Primary school each received UGX 1,900,000 towards a school project.
The program is aimed at educating children on nutrition, specifically encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day’ as a healthy and nutritious snack.
The Principal Education Officer Ministry of Education and Sports Mr. George Mutekanga, who applauded the efforts of Fresh Dairy for empowering children and their parents with information regarding the benefits of having proper nutrition specifically focusing on a balanced diet.
“School going children therefore need good nutrition to help them concentrate at school and fuel their day to day activities,” Oliver Mary – Marketing Director Fresh Dairy said.