Guatemala: School Supplies for $120 million

The Ministry of Education has announced it will spend $120 million on the purchase of school meals, textbooks, educational materials and sports equipment during the year.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Of the total amount $3.7 million will be allocated for the purchase of instructional textbooks, $94 million for school dinners, $13.9 million for free education and finally $8.4 million for the purchase of books. reports that "... Additionally, the Department of Physical Education has awarded 1.8 million pieces of sports equipment, which consist of footballs, basketballs and volleyballs, and tennis balls, ropes, among others items handed out to 4000 public schools around the country. "

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