The voucher scheme works like this at the moment. Eeach School will be given 3 Vouchers each, The Vouchers are valued at 2000 Jamaican dollars each. The School’s principal will make a prior arrangement with a local shop keeper to exchange each of the Vouchers for food. The School has two options in choosing families one is to give three families one Voucher each or the second give one family one Voucher a week over three weeks
The rationale behind the Voucher Scheme project is based on School Closure because of COVID19 many of the poor children who depends on their School meal for a staple daily diet and we know many will not get a constant daily meal till Schools are open. We have advised the Schools to look at the poorest families who attend their School.
Details of the schools involved will follow later.