Over 8000 School Uniform vouchers distributed to beneficiaries

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Thousands of vouchers distributed by SUGP

Organizers of the 2022 School Uniform Grant Programme are reporting that a total of 8,854 vouchers have been distributed to beneficiaries as of 4th July, 2022.

That figure is expected to rise significantly as the new school year approaches and parents and guardians make preparation for their children to return to classrooms.

Each voucher issued is redeemed for a regular pair of uniform at select vendors across the island.

Supervisor of the SUGP, Tanesha Mckenzie-James is expressing satisfaction at the smooth execution of the programme. She said the intention is to have beneficiaries complete the process within a short period of time and she is pleased that the employees are living up to expectations in offering excellent customer service to people visiting the Multi-Purpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre, venue for the SUGP.

Mckenzie-James is informing the general public that in order for new students to be registered with the programme, a copy their birth certificate or passport information must be presented, along with an acceptance letter from the school or the school report for the third term.

Additionally, the parent or guardian must present a government issued photo identification card.

If application is made to the Ministry of Education and Sports for transfers, the SUGP should not be accessed until a decision is returned.

The 2022 School Uniform Grant Programme (SUGP) ends on Friday 2nd September.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Plz and when you go to the merchants you are having problem. I still have my vouchers from last year

  2. School uniform vouchers is a wonderful idea for the struggling families, such a wonderful program implemented in 2004, delivering hope, we don’t want no hold up again and vendors saying they are not getting paid.

    • Giving away money is easy but finding the money every year to pay for it is where the problem is. The UPP didn’t really care about that. And the ABLP is continuing this madness because they are afraid to lose support. One has to have balls to make the hard decision. We should not build a welfare state and make people think they are entitled to these things. There is no free lunch. Someone has to pay the bill. I’m not against helping the poor. But then you need to have means testing, to ensure you are only helping those that really need it. Giving vouchers to parents of those that can afford it is stupid policy. We do not have a money tree. We are already catching hell to pay pensions and other vendors. I hope one day some politician has the ball to do the right thing. And not everyone needs to be given the same amount of money. The same goes for the people’s benefit program, the utility subsidy program, and the schoolbooks program. Although the latter comes from a fund to which everyone is contributing. Education Levy.

  3. Another excellent promise delivered by UPP in 2004. ABLP downgraded it to one uniform per child instead of two. Even that they rob poor people children of in this Economic Poor House. When you copy, copy everything right. When will the children get back their second uniform? And by the way, will vendors have to wait until the start of the 2023 SUGP to get paid again? Arwe want arwe money early. ABLP YOU GOTS TO GO NOW!

  4. Kudos to the ABLP administration for helping all irrespective of class with such great initiative. My Government-Your Government-Our Government. Kudos!!!!

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