Poverty reduction programme gets J$100-million boost

Poverty reduction programme gets J$100-million boost

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several infrastructural projects, as well as human development activities, are slated to be undertaken this year under the Poverty Reduction Programme IV, with an allotment of J$100 million.
The funds have been provided in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project aims to empower residents of volatile communities to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the attainment of a secure, cohesive and just Jamaican society as outlined in Goals one and two of Vision 2030.
It is being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through funding from the European Union.
For the 2015/16 period, it is anticipated that 24 infrastructural projects will be formulated to include schools, police stations and community integrated spaces at a cost of J$41 million.
In addition, J$59 million is to be spent on non-works activities to include scholarships, employment internships, summer camps/youth workshops, children behaviour modification/parenting programmes.
The project is slated to run from November 2014 to November 2018.

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