CPFSA Spends $40m on tuition for children in State Care


The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) says each year, it spends more than $40 million for tuition payments, educational grants and school supplies for children in State care.

The money benefits wards of the State at the early-childhood level all the way through to the tertiary level.

This was disclosed by Director, Children and Family Programmes, CPFSA, Warren Thompson, who informed that nearly $2 million was spent to offset the expenses for wards of the State sitting the 2022 May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Mr. Thompson said through targeted programmes and initiatives, the agency strives to hoist the children above their circumstances, providing them with the needed support to aid in their positive transformation.