In the upcoming integration announcement there is a proposal that refugees can help make school lunches. It would be a win win both for the refugees themselves and the students, believes Minister Sylvi Listhaug (FRP).
Listhaug believes such an arrangement may encourage more schools to provide school lunches, while refugees can get work experience and language training, newspaper VG reports. In addition, the Integration Minister says, who is also a mother of young children and would like a break from packed lunches, both parents and schoolchildren are winners with this kind of proposal.
– I wish that the school my daughter goes to had such an offer. They become tired of these packed lunches. It may be that I am not very inventive with them, but I think this is something all parents experience. Eating the same thing together, can also make children eat more, says Listhaug.
The proposal involves a grant for internships in school canteens for refugees who have been granted residence in Norway, and would be included in the two-year induction program.
The grant will be covered by taking four million Nok from the school fruit scheme, it emerged from the proposal for a revised National budget.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today