Ministry of Education, Guyana

Friday, 07 November 2014 07:51

‘Because we Care’ Cash Grant distribution to be concluded soon


Process marked by order that would make all proud - Minister Manickchand

Having completed the distribution of the ‘Because we Care’ $10,000 Cash Grant in most of the Regions, the Ministry of Education is now preparing to service the few remaining communities before it closes the first ‘Because we Care’ $10,000 Cash Grant.

There has been very few hiccups along the way considering the magnitude of the task undertaken by the government through the Ministry of Education to deliver this $10,000 cash grant to parents of almost 200,000 children in the public school system. Minister of Education in her remarks to parents and guardians at the Covent Garden Secondary Schools, East Bank Demerara noted that the past six weeks have been smooth. She said that the programme has been marked by order, civility and efficiency.

Minister Manickchand also reiterated that local statistics as well as international reports written about the country, show that Guyana is doing better as a country and this is why the Government of Guyana can invest in giving parents the additional support, “we are able to give $10,000 as a grant this year because our country is doing indisputably doing better, it is a fact… our economy is going better, we can better spread our resources and reinvest it back in you…we care about your families’ welfare.”audi

The ‘Because we Care’ $10,000 Cash Grant was distributed at 10 locations across the East Coast and the East Bank where approximately 7,671 children benefited.

Today is the final day for the distribution of the Grant in Region 4 (East Bank and East Coast) and Georgetown is expected to be completed by the end of Saturday, November 8.

The Ministry wishes to report that parents from the following Administrative Regions have received their ‘Because we Care’$10,000 Cash Grant thus far: Region 1,2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 9, and Region 10. Most of these regions are expected to be completed by the end of this week. The remaining Regions are expected to be serviced by November 23.group

The ‘Because we Care’ $10,000 Cash Grant program is meant to provide more support to parents with school age children and increase the disposable income of parents with school age children with a view to raising enrollment and attendance rates. This is in fact the first program of its kind in the Caribbean and indeed anywhere else in this part of the world where every public school child is entitled to this benefit.

Parents have until the November 30, 2014 to en-cash their vouchers at any Westen Union or Bill Express location.

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