Back-to-School fund established for Mount Salem students
A special back-to-school fund has been established for needy students in Mount Salem, St. James, where a zone of special operations (ZOSO) is in effect.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the fund will ensure that every single child in the community is registered in school.
He said it will assist students having challenges with back-to-school expenses, including the cost of school identifications (IDs).
“We will be able to give support to the parents to ensure that ... if you don’t have a bag, shoes, lunch money ... we can and will assist to get the children in school,” he said.
He said the funds will be allocated based on information provided by guidance counsellors, who will communicate with the zone commanders and the social agencies, which will distribute on a needs basis.
This student greets a soldier in the community of Mount Salem, St James, where a zone of special operations (ZOSO) is in effect.