Teachers from 12 primary schools from vulnerable communities across the country, have received special training under a learning enhancement nutrition support programme organised by the Zero Hunger Trust Fund.
The two-day workshop, which took place on February 28th and March, 1st 2019, saw emphasis being placed on reading.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zero Hunger Trust Fund, Laura Anthony Browne, said the trust fund was established, with the aim of eradicating hunger in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an objective consistent with the target established by the United Nations sustainable development goals, the first of which is ending poverty and the second is the eradication of hunger.
The CEO further explained the link between eradicating poverty and the learning Enhancement Nutrition Support programme. “A child who is unable to read is destined to a life without hope”. She added that a child unable to read does not have the opportunity to get a good education, a good job or profession, and has to be reliant on others.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Myccle Burke, encouraged participants to be hungry for more knowledge and learn from the programme.