The Government’s ‘Because We Care’ cash grant distribution exercise today commenced in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
Each child in the public school system will be receiving $19, 000. The ‘Because We Care’ cash grant provides $15,000, while the School Uniform and Supplies cash grant will see each child receiving $4,000.
The two-day distribution exercise in Region 10 is being led by several Government ministers, who have fanned out across several communities in Linden, as well as outlying areas, including Rockstone, Coomacka, Malali and Muritaro.
Riverine communities in the region will be served on July 26. These areas include Kwakwani, Hururu, Ituni, Kimbia and Sand Hills.
The reintroduction of the ‘Because We Care’ cash grant programme will see approximately 172,000 nursery to secondary school students within the public education system benefitting at a cost of $3.2 billion.
The PPP/C Government has committed to increasing the grant incrementally each year until it reaches $50,000. The School Uniform and Supplies Grant was increased last year from $2000 to $4000.
This initiative aims to provide assistance to families so that they can provide the necessary resources for their children to attend school.