Book Bursary Programmes


The Book Bursary Programme was established by the Government of Saint Lucia in 2002 for children who attend infant and primary schools. This public assistance programme was initiated specifically to assist parents and guardians of children who are unemployed, needy or otherwise challenged.  It provides textbooks related to all the core subjects that are being taught at the primary school. The book distribution aspect of the programme runs for at least five weeks during the summer at the St. Aloysius R.C. Boys’ Primary School.

Category: Education/Training
Office: School Supervision
Deadline Date: End of August each year
Processing Time: Summer annually: Late July and - early August
Phone: (758) 4685441/4685443/4685442
Fee: None
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays
  1. Go to the St. Aloysius RC Boys’ Primary School located on Brazil Street, Castries
  2. Get a number and wait your turn
  3. Present the following documents:
    • Parent to present their ID
    • Last year’s contract (for ongoing bursaries)
    • Bursary Form or letter of recommendation (for new bursary)
    • Child’s Report book or copy of last three school terms’ performance
    • Child’s Book List

For new bursaries:

  1. Recommendation Letter or Bursary Form
  2. Child’s Report Book or copy of the last three terms’ performance
  3. Child’s Book List
  4. Parent’s ID


For ongoing bursaries:


    Recommendation Letters may be obtained from:

    • A Principal
    • A Welfare Officer
    • A Pastor/Priest
    • A School Counsellor
    • Parliamentary Representative
    • Department of Human Services
    • Social Service agencies (e.g. SSDF)

    Bursary forms are given to Parliamentary Representatives and Principals to be distributed to needy students.  This may be used as a substitute to the recommendation letter.

    The distribution schedule for each Education district is done annually, closer to the month of July and is aired on radio.  The Principal of each Infant and Primary School would have a copy of the distribution schedule. 

    Contact Information:

    Phone: (758) 468-5441/5442/5443


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