An international NGO is set to give out money to private teachers

Written by on January 6, 2022

An international non-governmental organization is set to give out 100,000 shillings to each eligible private school teacher in primary and secondary schools.

GiveDirectly is an organization that focuses on poverty alleviation and humanitarian relief via livelihood cash transfers.

According to the ministry of gender the cash relief program will support 300,000 teachers across the country- Each teacher will receive UGX100,000 net. The program will cater for the taxes and withdrawal fees.

Schools are planned to reopen in in staggered fashion next week by which time teachers in private primary and secondary schools will have missed income for close to two years.

Give Directly has only just had a suspension on its activities lifted. In September 2020, the government suspended GiveDirectly operations when the organization was planning to give out cash transfers worth Shs 57bn to vulnerable Ugandans whose earnings had been affected by the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020.

At that time, the NGO Bureau claimed that an investigation had found that their cash handouts were likely to make Ugandans lazy.

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