Strengthening Community Participation in the Home Grown School-Feeding Programme

Two town hall meetings SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C convened in Abia and Imo States brought together parents, pupils, head-teachers, class teachers, food vendors, community leaders, state coordinators and other grass-root managers involved in the implementation of the Home Grown School-Feeding Programme (HGSFP) in the two states. The town halls held on February 9th and 16th, 2019, respectively,…

National Home Grown School Feeding Programme: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

With 10.5 million out-of-school children in Nigeria (UNICEF: 2017), the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) introduced the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) to provide one hot meal every school day to pupils of public primary schools, with a view toward incentivizing school enrollment, school attendance and completion rates in the country. By sourcing…

Improving the Performance of Imo State Urban Renewal Program

Imo State government has come under fire in recent times due to the state’s urban renewal programme which has triggered widespread demolitions, forced evictions and displacement across the entire state. Major markets, private residential and commercial buildings, public spaces and buildings, historical sites have all been demolished with scant evidence of compliance with due process,…