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Minister of Amerindian Affairs spearheads distribution of over $18M in “Because We Care” grant to Region 8 villages

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Hon. Pauline Sukhai has assured all hinterland students that they will benefit from the ‘Because We Care’ initiative.

The Minister made this statement in Region Eight when she launched the initiative. She spearheaded the distribution of over $18M at Paramakatoi, Bamboo Creek, and Bashville Yawong.

Students attending Paramakatoi Nursery, Primary and Secondary, Bamboo Creek Nursery, and Primary and Bashville Yawong Primary schools benefitted.

The $19,000 student grant aims to help prepare children for the September school term Minister Sukhai said.

A section of parents at the distribution exercise of the "Because We Care" grant in Bamboo Creek
A section of parents at the distribution exercise of the “Because We Care” grant in Bamboo Creek

She said the PPP/C Government returned, and increased, the ‘Because We Care’ programme because it believes that education will catalyze the nation.

“If your child does not have the required supplies, as children they too have difficulties coping

So, therefore, our Government is helping and assisting the parents to ensure that we invest significantly in our young children, students, those who we are preparing  to, in the future,  take over the leadership of this country.”

The reintroduction of the education grant is the fulfillment of yet another promise made by the PPP/C.

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, MP, opens the box to start the distribution.
Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, MP, opens the box to start the distribution.

“I want to remind you that His Excellency did announce during the campaign that before the end of our first term, that every child will benefit from the $50,000 per child program.

Education for our nation is an important factor for our future development. Our country is basically moving to a more modern state and we will need educated professionals and trained human resources.”

(Story modified from: Department of Public Information)

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