School children to get $40k as Because We Care cash grant increases to $35k

The content originally appeared on: INews Guyana

In keeping with its Manifesto promise to increase the grant annually, the Guyana Government has increased the ‘Because We Care’ cash grant by $10,000.

This, according to Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, will see the cash grant moving from $25,000 per child to now $35,000. With the $5,000 uniform voucher, each school child will now receive a total of $40,000.

A total of 214,000 school children, in both public and private schools, are expected to benefit from an additional $2 billion.