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Working with government: Tiger Brands Foundation director, Kelvin Glen, shares the foundations successful collaboration with the department of education.

Working with government: Tiger Brands Foundation director, Kelvin Glen, shares the foundations successful collaboration with the department of education.

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  • 1. Working with government: The Tiger Brands Foundation and The Department of Basic Education engage for impact
  • 2. AGENDA 1. Setting the landscape 2. Hunger in South Africa 3. National Schools Nutrition Programme 4. Establishing the TBF 5. Relationship with DBE 6. Why an in-school breakfast feeding programme 7. Monitoring & Evaluation 8. Public Private Partnership 9. Research 10. NSNP Awards 11. Lessons Learnt
  • 3. 1. Setting the landscape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msHd9ISd NbI#t=24
  • 4. 2. Hunger in South Africa
  • 5. 3. National Schools Nutrition Programme
  • 6. National Schools Nutrition Programme • In 2012/13, the National School Nutrition Programme fed about 9 million children daily in quintile 1-3 schools daily • Feeds children 201 days per year
  • 7. “to improve the lives of learners attending non-fee paying schools and their surrounding communities by creating sustainable, scalable and replicable programmes focussed on nutrition and education enhancement”
  • 8. In 2010 The Tiger Brands Foundation was established with Tiger Brands Limited allocating 5% of its dividends to the Foundation. The Foundation is now one of the main channels through which we invest in our communities. TBF Office opened 05th May 2011. Annual budget of R 14 million.
  • 9. 5. Relationship with The National Department of Basic Education
  • 10. An in-school breakfast feeding programme to compliment the NSNP Programme
  • 11. Tiger Brands Foundation 1. Provide the donated food for the in-school breakfast feeding programme. 2. Provide the Monitoring platform & mobile phones per beneficiary school 3. Support the NSNP Awards 4. Operational and Financial Management of the programme 5. School receive funds and donated goods that compliment the in-school breakfast feeding programme Department of Basic Education 1. Assist in identifying cluster of schools to benefit from the in- school breakfast feeding programme 2. Provide technical assistance 3. Advise on matter of research and dissemination of information 4. Assist TBF when faced with challenges around the in-school breakfast feeding programme
  • 12. • “You can’t teach a hungry child” • The SA government feeding programme feeds after 11h00 • Most NGO interventions feed in isolation & out of school • 1st “in-school breakfast feeding” programme • Public Private Partnership • Whole school receives breakfast 6. Why an in-school breakfast feeding programme ?
  • 13. Province Urban Rural Area Schools Learners Gauteng X Alex Township 13 16 926 Vosloorus 1 1 175 Western Cape X Ashton 6 3 677 x Vlaakteplaas 1 106 Limpopo X Modimolle 5 6 054 Mpumalanga X Kabokweni 3 2 665 Kwa Zulu Natal X Bergville 4 2 599 Eastern Cape X Lady Frere 28 5 700 North West X Brits 1 568 Total 62 39 472
  • 14. 17 295 994 In-school breakfasts served July 2011 – May 2014
  • 15. • Container Kitchens (Alex) • 3 in 2011 and 6 in 2012
  • 16. Enterprise Development
  • 17. 7. Monitoring & Evaluation
  • 18. Mobenzi • Up to the minute real-time reporting • Builds a profile on each project site (school) • Manages school monitors • Empowers the SMT to self manage • Detailed reports on food delivery, food preparation, in-school breakfast & NSNP, hygiene, performance & influencing factors
  • 19. Food Handlers • Stipends • Protective clothing • Health & safety • Portion sizes • Food preparation • Food storage • Food hygiene • General hygiene
  • 20. • Receive the Tiger Brands Foundation food • Serve breakfast before school 07h30 – 08h00 • Manage the Food Handlers • Keep cooking facilities clean and hygienic • Responsible for the donated utensils • Cooperate with the School Monitors • Attend project meetings • Attend training programmes / workshops • In-school breakfast feeding a standing agenda item for SGB / SMT Beneficiary Schools responsibilities:
  • 21. Positive impacts on: • Behaviour • School attendance (Time & absenteeism • Nutrition • Contributes to whole school development • Enterprise Development • Skills development • Infrastructure • Shaping the future of school feeding • Developing a replicable PPP model
  • 22. Weekly Report Monthly Meetings Quarterly Reports / Reviews Annual Reviews Public Private Partnership 8. Public Private Partnership
  • 23. Weekly Report Quarterly Review Annual Review
  • 24. 9. Research The focus was on: 1. Nutritional status 2. Learner performance 3. School attendance The study covered: 1. Anthropometric measurements (weight & height) to measure nutritional status (compared before and after measurements). 2. Collection of school records to measure the average grades and attendance figures (compared before and after grades and attendance). 3. Interviews and focus groups to check against other findings and to determine the secondary impacts. A second study is being prepared in rural Eastern Cape Lady Frere district in 2014
  • 25. Learners “My friends used to call me skeleton, now I can play and I’m strong because I eat my breakfast every day” “We can listen in class now because I'm not worried about when lunch will be served.” Educators • “The learners are now more attentive in class” • “The breakfast has reduced late coming and absenteeism “ • “We can see a difference in the children's health and performance” • “The kitchen has not only empowered the school but is an investment into the whole community”
  • 26. Aggregate results for all schools Overweight & Wasting Green highlights demonstrate improvements in nutritional status Overweight/wasting results (BMI-for-age) Cut-off Classification Baseline Final Total percentage point change over evaluation period n=857 n=857 n % n % >2SD Severely overweight 92 10.7 55 6.4 -40.1% >1SD Overweight 145 16.9 118 13.8 -18.3% Within BMI guidelines for age 574 67 660 77 +14.9% <-2SD Underweight (wasted) 24 2.8 18 2.1 -25.0% <-3SD Severely underweight (Severely wasted) 22 2.6 6 0.7 -73.1%
  • 27. Aggregate results for all schools - Stunting Stunting (height-for-age) Cut-off Classification Baseline Final Total percentage point change over evaluation period n=857 n=857 n % n % <-3SD Severely stunted 64 7.5 24 2.8 -62.7% <-2SD Stunted 94 11 97 11.3 2.7% Normal growth (not stunted) 699 81.6 736 85.9 5.3% Green highlights demonstrate improvements in nutritional status
  • 28. School performance In this first year, there was no noticeable impact on school performance However, there was significant improvement in school attendance, participation and attention span
  • 29. 10. National School Nutrition Awards
  • 30. Recognize achievements and excellence in the implementation of the NSNP programme Encourage and recognize creativity and innovation in implementing the Nutrition Programme Raise the profile of the NSNP programme
  • 31. In December 2012, Tiger Brands, The DBE and The TBF embarked on a drive to alleviate food insecurity and to sustain the children during the long school holidays by distributing food parcels to the learners and their families. Over 29 940 food parcels have been distributed by Tiger Brands through the Food Parcel Project. 11. Holiday Feeding
  • 32. 12. Lessons Learnt 1. Don’t take anything for granted 2. All the Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Manuals and Training is futile without relationships . 3. “Stick to your knitting”
  • 33. What needs to be driven by both school and donor community to stimulate in -school feeding programmes
  • 34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgxBX7jXJ5I
  • 35. Thank You Kelvin Glen THE TIGER BRANDS FOUNDATION T: 011 840 4794 | M: 082 229 6349 E: kelvin.glen@tigerbrands.com W: www.thetigerbrandsfoundation.com