Kitchen donated to Mzansi’s best nutrition school!

The Ratanda Primary School has been awarded with various prizes from the Department and the Tiger Brands Foundation, including the installation of an industrial grade kitchen.

The official hand-over ceremony took place on Thursday (April 4), with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Lesedi Municipality Mayor Lerato Maloka and Sheila Sisulu of the Tiger Brands Foundation.

The qualities that have made Ratanda Primary School a winning school are its successful adherence to the NSNP guidelines, innovation in implementing the Programme, and its promotion of nutrition education. The school won the prize in March last year.

Ratanda Primary School receiving their prize as the National School Nutrition Program last year.

Lerole Primary School from the Free State Province was in second position with Sijabule Primary School from the Mpumalanga Province in third position.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has, since 2010 through the NSNP Awards, recognised schools, Districts and food handlers who have shown excellence in delivering on the mandate of the NSNP.

The DBE expressed it’s gratitude to all partners who continue to add to the efforts to extend the reach and service levels of the Programme.

Tiger Brands Foundation is sponsoring several of the prizes that were awarded, including the provision of an in-school breakfast programme to the winning school.

The industrial kitchen built for the Ratanda Primary School.

The NSNP Best School and District Awards are but one of the ways in which the Department acknowledges and encourages schools and Districts to showcase excellence and share best practice.

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