Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WC Government has modified the MOD Programme to benefit more young people

Oscar Thomas
20 August 2014

Western Cape MEC of Social Development Albert Fritz together with MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport Nomafrench Mbombo conducted an oversight visit to the Cornflower Primary School Mass Participation, Opportunity and access, development and growth Programme. 

The visits was to make sure the MOD centre is a safe place where learners can play sport, participate in cultural activities and study after school hours. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Siviwe Gwarube said The Department of Social Development introduced an R18-million feeding component to the MOD centres. The budget for this vital nutritional component has increased to R32 million in 2014/15.

Gwarube said the meals have improved and access to the service has been expanded to 140 schools across the province.

“We intend to continue expanding the reach of this programme, improving and investing in it for the benefit of young people in the Western Cape Gwarube added.

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