The United Nation World Food Programme (WFP) has presented the Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP) with 300 Samsung digital tablets to pilot the monitoring and evaluation of the school feeding program.
The Samsung tablets, uploaded with Tableau and ONA software, would be used to track daily attendance and feeding in some selected schools nationwide.
It will also provide real -time data for swift decision making by the Secretariat.The National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Dr. Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah noted that the strategic partnership between the GSFP and WFP has contributed tremendously towards the success of the programme.
She added that the tools would help GSFP to digitize their monitoring system to ensure real speed and more efficiency in the programme.
“This system will tighten all loose ends at the local level where the actual implementation of the programme is and will help to streamline the day-to-day activities of GSFP especially in terms of validating enrolment figures, flow of information, checking the performance of caterers and effectively injecting sanity in the programme”.
She stressed.Ms. Anna Mukiibi-Bunnya, WFP Representative ad interim and Officer-in-charge, stressed that WFP’s mission is to ensure that all school-aged children have access to quality school meals and access to education adding that the tablet will enhance the monitoring and reporting capacity of the GSFP as actual data on school attendance and feeding will be generated to enable payments.
Over 300 users are expected to be trained to operate the tablets at the pilot stage.