Sagip KapamilyaSagip Kapamilya officially opened a bakery in Capas High School called Nutri Pan de Kapamilya. The school bakery, which is under the K to 12 program, has three purposes: to address malnutrition, to assist in providing practicum for senior high school students and to provide livelihood for the community.
Capas High School in Capas, Tarlac has a population of 4,960 students. According to Dr. Aileen Mangahas of Tarlac’s Department of Education (DepEd) Nutritional Unit, it is one of the municipality’s secondary schools with a high rate of students who are underweight.
In partnership with the Nutrition Council of the Philippines (NCP) and the DepEd, the Nutri Pan de Kapamilya bakery uses wheat flour fortified with Vitamin A and iron.
“…The Nutrition Council of the Philippines conducted studies that show fortifying wheat flour with Vitamin A and iron can address the micronutrient deficiencies that are prevalent in our country,” said Dr. Mary Christine Castro, NCP executive director.
“Nakakatulong nang mabuti ito lalo na nag-o-offer kami ng senior high school at isa sa mga tracks namin ay ang tech-voc. Talagang very timely ‘yung pagdating ng aming bakery,” Capas High School principal Dr. Epifania Dungca said of the new bakery. Aside from giving equipment such as a baking oven and gas tank, Sagip Kapamilya also provided capital worth P20,000. On the other hand, NCP provided a two-day baking training to kick the Nutri Pan de Kapamilya bakery project off. To date, there are more than 10 Nutri Pan de Kapamilya bakeries from Luzon to Mindanao. (Story/Photos by: Althea Cahayag)