The 2012 School Uniform Grant Programme begins on Monday 9 July, 2012, for the eighth consecutive year.
Supervisor of the programme Leonie Martin says final preparations are being made ahead of Monday, which includes the training of fifteen assistants who will attend to beneficiaries accessing the SUGP.
Martin says there are no new requirements and the process will continue as in previous years. However like last year, vouchers for only one pair of regular uniform will be issued per student. This Martin stated is as a result of the global recession and the need to cut back.
Parents accessing the programme are reminded that it is important for them to meet the requirements in order to obtain the uniform voucher/s.
For new Antiguan applicants to the SUGP, a birth certificate or passport should be present on behalf of the student, along with a letter of admission from the school the child will attend. The student should be five years old by March, 2013.
For the parents of new Antiguan students, a valid passport, drivers’ license or voters’ identification card must be presented. The school report for existing Antiguan students under the programme must be presented, while parents must present a national picture identification card.
Meantime, a valid passport and school letter must be presented on behalf of non-national students accessing the SUGP for the first time. Parents of those students must present a valid passport.
For existing non-national students, a valid passport and school reported must be presented on their behalf, while parents of those students must present a valid passport.
Distribution of school uniform vouchers will take place from Monday through Thursday 8:30- 4pm, and on Friday 8:30-3pm. Recipients will be issued a list of vendors on receipt of the vouchers.