PATH transport project gets $30 million boost
Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, says $30 million has been provided for the extension of the Transportation Allowance Grant pilot project under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).
Robinson says the ministry has decided to do a second phase of the pilot after seeing an improvement in compliance by PATH beneficiaries.
The special transportation project is aimed at improving school attendance among students on PATH.
She explains that in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the first phase of the project was introduced between April and June in 2014 in 58 secondary schools that were deemed to have the highest rates of non-compliance during the academic year 2012/13.
She says compliance has steadily improved from 77 per cent in March 2014 to 89 per cent by June of the said year.