The Zero Hunger Trust Fund (ZHTF) on Thursday July 18th, 2019, commenced the distribution of text- books to three hundred and ninety eight (398) Grade 6 students in 15 primary schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The support forms part of a Performance Enhancement and Teaching Support Programme developed by the ZHTF to assist schools from which children have not consistently performed at the required levels at the CPEA exams.
In addition to the provision of text-books, the ZHTF will also supply to each school, computer and related accessories to enable the students to more easily access resources to enhance their learning and research process.
In cases where the Ministry of Education deems that it is necessary, the ZHTF will provide teaching support to the students.
The Performance Enhancement and Learning Support intervention is funded by the Government of South Korea at a cost of EC$320,000, with the cost of each set of text books approximating $400.00, and the remaining funds going towards the purchase of computer equipment.