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

Uganda’s Lawrence Ndugga on hunt for greener pastures

first_img Tags: Bul FCHighlands Park FCLawrence Ndugga Ndugga (left) during his brief stint in Cyprus (Photo by Agency)JOHANNESBURG – Uganda’s U-23 midfielder, Lawrence Ndugga has traveled to South Africa seeking greener pastures.The former BUL FC player is understood to have departed for Johannesburg based side, Highlands Park Football Club where he will undergo trials.Nduga has been featuring in the Botswana Premier League with Shooting Stars FC for the last two years after joining them from Nkwazi FC of Zambia.At shooting stars in Botswana, Ndugga has registered 5 goals and 8 assists in the two seasons he has been there.He has previously played for Kira young, Bright stars FC and BUL FC in the Startimes Premier League, Uganda. He also had a semiprofessional stint with Cyprus Club, Mormenekse F.C during the 2016/17 season which did not last long.Upon arrival in South Africa, Ndugga was optimistic about passing the trials at Highlands Park FC;“All i s well since i arrived here at Modderfontein Park, above all have already adjusted to the weather here. I just pray i pass through these trials.” Said Ndugga in a Facebook post.In case the trials become a success, Ndugga will join other Ugandans in the South Africa top tier including Dennis Onyango ( Mamelodi Sundowns),  Geoffrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) and Allan Kateregga( Cape town city).Highlands Park currently sit 12th on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) 16 team log.Comments last_img read more