Press Release - Mr Andre Perez, PUP Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South recognizes the harsh economic times families are facing during this pandemic. Families are out of work, unable to meet rent payments, provide for their families and send their children to school. With this in mind, he initiated the School Assistance Program. Over 300 primary school students in San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker applied and qualified to receive assistance for the upcoming school year, a total cost of $18,000.00.
From these students his Financial Aid Committee selected the top 10 students who were granted a full scholarship as they achieved an average of 95% and above. On 30th of June 2020, a small award ceremony was held for the high achievers to celebrate their academic accomplishment.
Mr. Andre Perez and the PUP BRS Executive believe that educating our youth is imperative for the future of our community. He wishes all students success in their upcoming school year and encourages them to strive for excellence. The distribution of the School Assistance for Caye Caulker will be done next week.