Milk in Schools Programme

Ilimo Expands ‘Milk In Schools’ Program

Stunting (impaired growth development) in children is caused by an inadequate supply of essential nutrients, such as calcium, protein, vitamins and carbohydrates needed for healthy growth.

In August of 2021, the first trial of milk in schools program, sponsored by Kina Bank was implemented at Nonu Independent Institute of Education.

The program included daily distributions of an Ilimo milk stik to the students, class sessions on topics that helped the children learn about dairy cows, the milk they produce, the nutrients in milk, and the benefits of drinking milk.

Everyday People: Joseph Ovia

Before I came here, I taught in two schools in the Central Province.

I’m a presenter in the Milk in Schools program because I am a qualified teacher too. I really enjoy this programme because it’s also educational for myself since I’m not a nutritionist.

When it’s time to prepare the lessons, I have to go on the internet to do my own research and that’s where I learn new things. I feel like a nutritionist too, and not just an ordinary primary school teacher.