Ministry of Education, Guyana

Background

The Government of Guyana commenced its National School Feeding Programme in February, 2010. The Ministry of Education receives support from the Ministry of Local Government and other stakeholders to ensure that this policy initiative of the government is successfully implemented.

The National School Feeding Programme targets All Nursery Schools and All Primary Schools in Grades 1 and 2. The School Feeding Programme was implemented in Regions 1, 2,3,4,5,6,10 and Georgetown. (Regions 7, 8 and 9 are targeted separately). The Programme consists of biscuits and juices, both locally made.

Exercise Books of different types (single line, double line, plain and checkered line) are made available to each student in the public Nursery,Primary and Secondary schools on a term basis across all ten Administrative Regions.

The Distribution Unit comprises of two activities head namely, the Book Distribution Unit and the Special Projects Unit. The unit operates in collaboration with other key departments of the Ministry of Education with the aim of making education a fun and easy learning process by providing and making accessible learning/teaching materials & resources, and snacks.

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