Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Suspending the School Nutrition Program

An article in today’s paper, School Nutrition Programme to be suspended during Ramadan, really shocked me. If over 300,000 children in the first to sixth grades benefit from this great mid-morning snack, why will it be discontinued during Ramadan? To my knowledge young children are not obliged to fast, in fact, they shouldn’t fast. Possibly the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Planning, and the Armed Forces who provide this service, will not find the time during the short days of Ramadan to supply the schools. A pity that small children will be forced to postpone some basic health needs at a time when the entire country is concentrating on their faith. Seems rather upside down to me, but then maybe I’m missing something.



Anonymous kinzi said...

ASH, I am with you...mish ma3úul.

If the family can't afford nutritious meals all year round, why withhold basic necessities of life when they aren't even required to fast?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007  

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