$25 million for educational program in Guatemala

The United States announced the donation of the funds for an educational program for the 2009-2011 period, which will benefit thousand of families.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The American Embassy explained in a short release that the so called "International Feeding Program for Child Education and Nutrition" will be executed during the next three years by the private Share Guatemala Foundation. The program will be carried out in the departments of Chimaltenango (west), Huehuetenango (northwest) and Baja Verapaz (north), promote the attendance of children to school. The funds were donated by the US Department of Agriculture for 2009-2011.

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