In the frame of program “Unified Georgia without Poverty”, Georgian government will provide all schoolchildren from socially vulnerable families with school textbooks free of charge. This year, Georgian Post will also get involved in a process of distribution the textbooks among schoolchildren. In this regard, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini and Chair of Supervisory Board of Georgian Post, Kakha Baindurashvili signed a memorandum.
This initiative will provide equal learning opportunities to all family members and serve a purpose of assisting Families under Poverty Line.
In 2010-2011, all schoolchildren from first to twelfth grades got the textbooks free of charge. Last year, books were awarded to families whose rating score was less than 57 000. For 2011-2012 academic year, textbooks will be provided to I-VI graders whose families rating score is 70 000, as to VII and XII graders, they will be awarded the textbooks in case their family rating score is 57 000.
Georgian Post will start a process of distribution of the textbooks from September 1st and finish it on September 14th. Schoolchildren will receive books at home. Afterwards, these textbooks will be kept at the library and other school students from socially vulnerable families will have opportunity to use them.
In the frame of the above mentioned memorandum, Georgian Post offers a new service to the parents of the school student - parents can subscribe textbooks via post and Georgian Post will deliver them home.