A total of 28 336 needy children will benefit from Government’s assistance, estimated to the tune of more than Rs 42 million, through the provision of school materials which will be distributed as from 15 January 2016.
This announcement was made today during a press conference in Port Louis by the Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun. The Minister elaborated on the procedures for distribution of school materials for academic year 2016 by the National Empowerment Foundation.
The distribution of the educational support materials is expected to start in the regions of Quatre Soeurs and Deux Frères and will be carried out simultaneously in three to four districts and consequently extended to other regions. The process is expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.
Minister Roopun stated that only households eligible under the Social Register of Mauritius will benefit from this assistance which makes provision for the following school materials: school bags, pencil cases, exercise books, rulers, sketch pads, uniforms, socks and shoes.