As part of the “Adopt a Classroom” project done through the Zero Hunger Trust Fund, 347 grade four and grade three students will each receive cheques and book certificates amounting to over $600.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves made this announcement while speaking on radio Wednesday.
“We started with these children in 2016 and 2017 in Kindergarten, in other words we’ve seen them through the whole period.
On Monday the sixth, that is Monday next week, we’re giving to 347 students in grade three and grade four, all of them will get $350 cash in a cheque.
Those who are entering grade three will get a book certificate at $290 additionally and for those entering grade 4, they will get one valued $330.
So those in grade three will therefore get a total of $640 between cash and the book certificate and those in grade 4, $680 between the cash and certificate” Gonsalves said.
The Zero Hunger Trust Fund was set up following SVG signing onto the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is the eradication of poverty.