Haiti to pay mothers school incentives via mobile


first_imgNewsRegional Haiti to pay mothers school incentives via mobile by: – May 29, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 7 Views   no discussions The earthquake of January 2010 devastated much of Port-au-PrinceThe government in Haiti says it will begin transferring cash credits to mothers who send their children to school regularly.Each mother will receive up to $20 (£13) a month and the transfers will be made via mobile phone. The programme, called Ti Manman Cheri, or Dear Little Mother, aims to benefit initially a 100,000 families in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Venezuela is providing $15m (£9.5m) for the first phase of the programme.Other Latin American countries, such as Brazil and Mexico, have adopted schemes that provide benefits to families who keep their children in education.But the Haitian government says this is the first such initiative to use mobile phones for cash transfers. Prime minister Laurent Lamothe said the programme represented “a revolution in the country.”It will initially benefit families in four of the poorest areas of Port-au-Prince and should be extended to the rest of the country by the end of the year.Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.It suffered huge human and material losses when it was hit by an earthquake in 2010.BBC Newslast_img read more

Cricket News Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas wins in England and West Indies, passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness.He was 77 and is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.He breathed his last at the Jaslok Hospital in South Mumbai.The aggressive batsman was a trailblazer in Indian cricket despite a mere 37 Test appearances, leading India to triumphs in England and the West Indies in 1971.Also Read | Somnath Chatterjee – a man of extraordinary wit and unflinching honesty Wadekar scored 2,113 runs in his Test career, including one hundred.He was also India’s first ODI captain, although he appeared in just two matches.Wadekar also served as India’s manager in the ‘90s during Mohammed Azharuddin’s tenure as captain. He later went on to become the chairman of selectors as well. last_img read more