PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE GIVE BACK PROGRAMME
“Entity” means an organisation, government agency or business where a student can register to complete his/her volunteer community service for the Give Back Programme and which has been approved by the Ministry.
“Focal point” means an individual appointed by an Entity to be responsible for the administration of the Give Back Programme at the Entity.
“Give Back Programme” means a programme organised by the Government and administered by the Ministry, through which the Government will pay the tuition fees of Barbadians who pursue courses of study at the University of the West Indies, Barbados Community College and Erdiston Teachers’ Training College provided that the Student has satisfied the criteria specified in the Ministerial Statement which was laid in the Honourable House of Assembly on July 24 2018.
“Government” means the Government of Barbados.
“Institution” means a participating educational institution in the Give Back Programme namely, the University of the West Indies, Barbados Community College or Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.
“Ministry” means the Ministry responsible for Education, Technological and Vocational Training.
“Student” means a Barbadian who is enrolled in a programme of study at an Institution and is eligible to register for the Give Back Programme, upon acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.
“Volunteer Orientation Manual” means a handbook which seeks to inform and educate Students on an Entity’s professional standards, policies and procedures and performance objectives.
“Policy Documents” includes the Ministerial Statement which was laid in the Honourable House of Assembly on July 24 2018, the Give Back Policy, the Give Back App Opt-Out Form and the Areas of National Significance List and such other documents as may be approved by the Ministry from time to time and listed on its website.
in the case of full-time Students, shall not exceed 4 years from registration with the Give Back Programme; and
in the case of part-time Students shall not exceed 5 years from registration with the Give Back Programme,
unless some other period is stipulated or approved by the Ministry.
Contract with Student
Conditions of Contract
4.1 Pursuant to the Policy Documents and in consideration of the Government agreeing to pay the tuition fees of the Student, the Student agrees to:
Register with the Give Back Programme by completing all the relevant fields in the Give Back App.
Select, using the Give Back App, an Entity where the period of volunteer community service will be completed.
Complete 150 hours of approved volunteer community service per annum as a registered full-time Student.
Complete 100 hours of approved volunteer community service per annum as a registered part-time Student.
Submit the hours of volunteer community service in the Give Back App as evidence of having completed specified activities and hours of service.
Co-operate fully with the Entity and comply with its professional standards, policies, procedures and performance objectives as outlined in its Volunteer Orientation Manual and confirm that he/she has read and understood the terms and conditions therein as legally binding.
Report to the Focal Point of the Entity to ensure that all volunteer community service hours are being verified.
4.2 The Government makes this offer on the premise that the Student has been accepted by an Institution and is enrolled in a programme of study in accordance with the Policy Documents.
4.3. A Student who fails to complete the requisite hours of volunteer community service during a year of study will be obligated to finance his/her tuition for that year, unless approval is given by the Ministry to make up the time with the Entity.
4.4. A Student who is enrolled in a programme of study at the University of the West Indies and is completing that programme of study in the Bahamas or at the Mona Campus in Jamaica or the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad & Tobago is required to register with the Ministry to facilitate the completion of his/her volunteer community service hours during a four-week period in the summer.
4.5 A Student who is enrolled in a programme of study in Medicine which has mandatory clinical and residency schedules will have his/her hours completed pursuant to such schedules counted under the Give Back Programme.
4.6 A Student who is enrolled in one of the programmes of study specified by the Ministry which has a mandatory internship component will have his/her hours completed pursuant to such internship counted under the Give Back Programme.
4.7 In the event that a Student is granted a leave of absence from an Institution, his/her requirement to complete volunteer community service hours will be paused until such time as the Student resumes attendance at the Institution.
4.8. A Student who is not desirous of participating in the Give Back Programme will be required to opt out of the Programme using the Give Back App Opt-Out Form.
4.9 A Student for whom tuition fees have been paid by the Government for a year of study and who fails to register to participate in the Give Back Programme will be obligated to refund the Government the sum of tuition fees paid on his/her behalf.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
Student records and any other information pertaining to a Student are regarded as confidential and will not be divulged to a third party, other than the Ministry responsible for Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, unless required by applicable laws including the Data Protection Act, 2019-29.
Complaints and Queries
A Student who wishes to make a complaint or query in relation to the Give Back Programme shall submit the complaint or query in writing to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, clearly setting out the relevant details of the complaint or query.
Variation of Contract
8. Discretion of the Government
10. Governing Law
I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the above Terms and Conditions
GIVE BACK PROGRAMME OPT OUT FORM
Student Identification #:
I hereby confirm that I do NOT wish to participate in the Give Back Programme.
I understand that by opting out of the Give Back Programme I will NOT be entitled to government sponsorship of my programme of study for the academic year or the remainder of my programme of study and as a result, I fully accept the responsibility to finance the full cost of my tuition.
understand that my failure to cover the full cost of my tuition will
result in me being denied access to the programme of study and/or
being able to register/participate in examinations until payment has
been rendered in full to my tertiary institution.
understand that it is my responsibility to notify the relevant
administrative department at my tertiary institution of my decision
to opt out of the Give Back Programme and will present to them a
copy of this opt out form at the time of payment.
I shall print and save a copy of this document for my records.