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Over 320,000 Kazakhstani children received social assistance within “Road to school” campaign

by October 10, 2016 Legal

“Following the results of the campaign, 321,424 children from low-income families received material and financial assistance for a total amount of 2 billion 468 million tenge (in 2015 – 318 026 children in the amount of 2.2 billion tenge), including sponsors and patrons provided help to more than 223,948 children in the amount of 1 billion 801 million tenge (in 2015 – 200 thousand children in the amount of KZT 1.5 bn),” reported in the MES of Kazakhstan.

Thus, according to the ministry, Zhambyl (30,057 children), Karaganda (29,590 children), Kyzylorda (28,137 children), Aktobe (27,004 children) regions play a leading role by the number of covered financial aid to children from low-income families.

“Almaty (over 427 million tenge), Karaganda (more than 281 million tenge), South Kazakhstan (more than 197 million tenge), Zhambyl (more than 188 million tenge), Kyzylorda (more than 184 million tenge) and other regions can be distinguished in the ranking of borrowed funds,” the ministry reported.

It is worth noting that children were provided with stationery, clothing (school and sports uniforms, shoes, etc.) in the framework of the campaign.

It should be reminded that the Republican campaign “Road to school” has been held for the ninth consecutive year, during which the Kazakhstani children from large and poor families receive free assistance by the beginning of school year.

During the nine years of the campaign, 2 million 345 thousand 812 children have received financial aid totaling more than 15 billion 79 million 842 thousand tenge.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan