Over 200 students recognized for outstanding saving patterns in the School Co-operative Thrift Program

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Over Two hundred students were today recognized for outstanding saving patterns in the School Co-operative Thrift Program, at the 2022 National School Co-operative Awards Ceremony.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Co-operative Division within the Ministry of National Mobilization and Social Development as this year marks the 43rd year of the School Co-operative Thrift Program.

Registrar of Cooperatives in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Patterson Homer said the School Thrift Program has grown tremendously over the years.

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Meanwhile, Joycelin Blake Browne from the Ministry of Education commended students across St. Vincent and the Grenadines for being able to save money even as the world continues to face a financial crisis.

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As at October 31st, there were approximately 13-thousand and twenty-eight students from among eighty-one schools, who are active members of the Schools’ Thrift program.

The total savings are estimated at 2.7 million EC dollars.