Essequibo mothers protest scrapping of $10,000 cash grant
By Indrawattie Natram
Scores of women on the Essequibo Coast on Thursday converged in front of the Department of Education Building at Cotton Field
in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) protesting Government’s scrapping of the “Because We Care” $10,000 cash grant initiative.
Parents who chanted “no vouchers, no school” were armed with placards which read, “Unite parents, uniforms for students, meals for students”, “Is this the change? 100-day plan APNU keep your promise, Minister of Education is a sell-out”, “Is this the change to send parents to the street?”, “We want our $10,000 nothing more nothing less”.
The demonstration attracted a large number of parents and was organised by concerned parents.