First Lady Sandra Granger and Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally on Tuesday presented 30 more bicycles and over 200 pairs of shoes to the students of the St Ignatius Primary and Secondary Schools, in fulfilment of a promise made to them to provide these items to help facilitate their regular attendance at school.
Chief Education Officer in the Education Ministry, Olato Sam; First Lady Sandra Granger; Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally and other officials stand with the beneficiaries who proudly display their bikes at the St Ignatius Primary School
“We were in this Region (Region Nine) and we distributed 52 bicycles and when we were here, we had promised the primary school and some of the students of the secondary school that they [would] benefit from shoes. Today, we are here to keep that promise. This present Government is a government which delivers on promises. As soon as we received the shoes, First Lady Sandra Granger said that we had promised you and we must return to fulfil that promise,” Minister Ally said in her address to the students at the school in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region.
So far, more than 3000 pairs of shoes have been distributed by the First Lady and Minister Ally to various regions across the country. The aim is to ensure that approximately 30,000 students in the hinterland regions are able to benefit from the programme.