Tuesday 16 April 2013 was not a normal day at Gqebenya Junior Secondary School in the Lady Frere district, Eastern Cape. The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and the CEO of Tiger Brands Peter Matlare attended this school to celebrate the serving of it's 10 millionth breakfast meal.

The children were at school bright and early clearly excited by all the activity in their school - unusual in this beautiful rural windswept valley. They sang along with the dignitaries and proudly shared their breakfast with the Minister, CEO and Trustees of the Tiger Brands Foundation.

To quote the CEO, Peter Matlare “it was both surprising and humbling to share the 10 millionth breakfast with the little ones. It is really quite a remarkable achievement”. Adding further impetus to the impact of in-school breakfast feeding was Mr Matlare’s announcement the Foundation would supply kitchens to Gqebenya Junior Secondary, Nonesi Senior Primary and Kundulu Junior Secondary; a much needed addition to schools with limited resources yet fully committed to their learners and communities.

In just 22 months, the Foundation in partnership with the Department of Education (NSNP) has shown an effective in-school breakfast feeding programme can make a significant difference. An in-school breakfast is served by Tiger Brands to nearly 40,000 learners across 60 primary schools in 6 provinces every school day.

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