Breadline Africa was thrilled to join our partner, Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), at the handover of a brand new 20m2 prefabricated kitchen at Spurwing Primary School in Eerste Rivier, on 12 August 2021. The programme opened with some fantastic acrobatics and entertainment from ZipZap Circus, much to the children’s delight.
Currently, 1,336 children attend this school. With support from PSFA, 506 children receive two nutritious meals, every day. The school feeding programme used to prepare meals in the school’s storeroom so this new kitchen, equipped with hygienic stainless steel work surfaces, gas cookers, hot water and adequate storage space for ingredients, is a wonderful and very welcome addition to the school.
Quinton Abrahams, Spurwing Primary School principal, said that the new kitchen will have a great impact on the children, many of whom live in challenging environments. Children who come to school hungry are not able to concentrate in class. Mr. Abrahams also explained how excited the staff are to have the proper facilities to cook 500+ meals a day as the previous room was small and had limited resources.
Mr Abrahams thanked PFSA and Breadline Africa for selecting their school for this project. He went on to explain how the project has been a great success. The kitchen was up and running very soon after ground was broken at the site, thanks to the great project management by Breadline Africa.
Mrs Daniels, a long-time member of the school feeding programme team, told attendees about the excitement she and the staff members felt when they were informed about the project. She said that it was like the children were receiving the greatest gift, as they watched the kitchen being built. She is very proud to feed the children from this functional, safe and hygienic kitchen.
We wish the school well and look forward to seeing them continue being a pillar of hope in their community for years to come.