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  • A total of $93 million has been set aside for the continuation of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) III.
  • The project began in May 2012 and is slated to run until May 2016.
  • It aims to empower residents in volatile communities to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the attainment of a secure and cohesive Jamaican society.

A total of $93 million has been set aside for the continuation of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) III, in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project, which is being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), with funding from the European Union, began in May 2012 and is slated to run until May 2016.

It aims to empower residents in volatile communities to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the attainment of a secure and cohesive Jamaican society.

The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards the construction of two basic schools in Kingston as well as the rehabilitation of the Spanish Town Infant and Primary schools in St. Catherine.

It will also be used in the rehabilitation of roads in three communities; the design of sub-projects for implementation in financial year 2015/16; the establishment of a one year internship programme for youth; and the implementation of youth workshops in behaviour modification.

Some of the physical achievements to date include: the awarding of 28 scholarships – six vocational and 22 tertiary; the placement of 142 interns through the internship programme; and the implementation of eight Grants for Low Amounts (GOLAs) sub-projects.