ASSP / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVES / Oromia

World school milk day celebrated in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

  Young boy enjoying the milk from preference testing

October 8, 2013 was a lively day in one elementary school in Sululta town near Addis Ababa. The Oromia Livestock and Health Development Agency, together with the LIVES project, SNV and Plan International, celebrated world school milk day in Oromia region. Around 700 school children from surrounding elementary schools; men and women dairy farmers, milk processing companies and individuals, government officials and other invited guests attended the event.

The half-day event entertained many activities in relation to the importance of milk in the diet of school children. Other activities such as best dairy cow show, different types of milk churning equipment, displays of traditional food made of milk and milk products, preference taste test of three different milks were part of the celebration activities. Entertainment; music, sports and songs by the children made the event lively.

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