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Ministry of National Mobilisation launches family support programme

Ministry of National Mobilisation launches family support programme
PARTICIPANTS AT THE Barrouallie programme with facilitators Gwendolyn Burgin and Chrissy Solomon

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THE MINISTRY OF National Mobilisation in collaboration with UNICEF on Monday September 27, launched the Family Support programme which aims to provide financial support and life skills to hundreds of persons below the poverty line.

The ministry said in a release that the programme which is benefiting 1000 persons, follows on the heels of the development of the Family Support Grant and Card payments for 500 beneficiaries, along with the Family Life Education Programme to support 1000 participants (which are the 500 on Family Support Grant and 500 displaced families from the Red Zone).

The programme started in the districts following a training of trainers session conducted by Khalifah Benjamin, a counsellor within the Social Protection Services. It will run for a period of three months in the identified districts; however due to the new covid protocols that allow only 10 persons indoors at a time, only 50% of the Family Life Education programme beneficiaries can be accommodated over
the three month period.

Sessions will be held at the following venues: the Georgetown Evangelical Church; Wesleyan Holiness Church; Barrouallie Evangelical Church; Layou Miracle Church; Greiggs Seventh Day Adventist Church; North Union Gospel Assembly; Stubbs Gospel Hall; Biabou Methodist Church; Evesham Seventh Day Adventist Church; Mesopotamia Gospel Hall; Richland Park Seventh Day Adventist Church; Mesopotamia Roman Catholic Church; Boy Scouts Headquarters and Church of God of Prophesy Colonaire.

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