Children were given milk to their satisfaction

Children were given milk to their satisfaction

As a way of sensitizing people on the nutritious value of milk, children, nursing mothers and pregnant women in Busasamana in Nyanza district were fed milk and asked to love milk.

This act of feeding milk to children and their parents was done on this Tuesday the 25th.June.2013 by the Ejo Heza project that is funded by the USAID organization. This act was in the official opening of the 3 months sensitization program to teach people about the importance of taking milk.

Emmy Davis the country director of USAID Ejo heza project said milk is of great importance to a person’s health and should be consumed on daily basis. “I am disappointed on the culture most Rwandan families have adopted of selling all the milk production. You should be aware milk has many nutritious values and the most important is rich in calcium hardening the bones.”

Children were many listening for the benefits of milk

Children were many listening for the benefits of milk

 

People got entertained

People got entertained

Andrew Kagabo the coordinator of cattle farming in Rwanda Agriculture Board assured that have not yet got cows in Girinka Program to be a little patient since this program is set to accommodate every Rwandan.

This was to answer to people’s concerns that poverty and not owning cows is the reason they do not drink milk as they should. Lack of cows makes people to drink whatever else is available including locally made liquor that is dangerous to their health.

“Milk helps children to develop and grow both in healthily and physically and pregnant women need it to feed to fetus while nursing mothers should take it to nutritiously feed their infants” people were told after being fed with milk.

Different leaders were in attendance

Different leaders were in attendance

Immaculée Kayitesi the vice mayor of Nyanza district council reminded people present that since long time in Rwandan history, milk was given value traditionally and for its health benefits.

In Rwanda traditional concept, giving a child, a visitor or anybody milk is the same as giving them blessings, Kayitesi explained.

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