Mid-day meal programme in CDCs
The MJF Charitable Foundation ensures that every child attending any one of the Child Development Centres managed by the Foundation receives at least one balanced mid-day meal daily. Having commenced on an experimental basis 6 years ago, the mid-day meal programme proved to be an immense success due to it adding value to the children’s daily stay at the CDCs. Thus the programme has evolved today to include over 2,000 children attending 71 Child Development Centres situated in the Kahawatte Plantations and 19 Centres situated in Talawakelle Tea Estates. At the Centres, the safety and health levels of the children have significantly improved with the supervision of trained staff employed by the Foundation. This has enabled the parents to go about their work with a peace of mind that their children are being properly cared for.