School Feeding Monitoring Now Digitized As WFP Donates 300 Tablets

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has taken delivery of 300 digital tablets from the World Food Programme (WFP) to pilot the digitization of its monitoring and evaluation system.

The Samsung digital tablets, uploaded with Tableau and ONA software, would be deployed nationwide to track, among others, daily attendance and feeding in selected schools across all the 260 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies.
The National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Dr. Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah, at a short handing over ceremony in Accra, was elated because the Programme’s dream of going digital is now a reality.

“These tools would help GSFP to digitize our monitoring system in order to ensure real speed and more efficiency in the programme. It will also help in our quest to tighten all loose ends at the local levels where the actual implementation of the programme take place".

She noted that the tablets would also help to streamline the day-to-day activities of GSFP, especially in terms of validating enrolment figures, flow of information and checking the performance of caterers in general, and effectively injecting sanity into the operations of the programme.

Mrs. Quashigah was optimistic that switching from manual to the digital operating system would invariably enhance GSFP’s credibility, transparency and accountability.

Describing the partnership between GSFP and WFP as “solid” and “worthy”, the National Coordinator assured that the tools would be used for the purpose for which they were donated and maintained for maximum benefit.

She however called for support to digitize the entire Ghana School Feeding Programme in the nearest future for the delivery of an effective Home-Grown School Feeding Programme in Ghana.