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Kazakhstan launches the annual Republican campaign "Road to school"

01 August 2016, 22:12
Photo: Официальный сайт Премьер-Министра РК

From August 1 this year, 9th annual Republican campaign "Road to school" runs in the RK. This was announced by Vice Chairman of the Committee on Protection of Children of the Ministry of Education and Science Manshuk Abdykarim at a press conference in the CCS.

"Every year the MES holds the action "Road to school" in order to help children from low-income families. This year the event is timed to the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan. Every year, in the framework of this action assistance measures cover about 300 thousand children. As a result of action of 2015, local executive bodies covered 318,026 children who received financial assistance amounting to 2 billion tenge,” Abdykarim noted.

According to the ministry, last year the number of children receiving financial assistance increased by 20 thousand than it was in 2014. This is due to natural disasters, floods in Karaganda and Akmola regions.

"As part of this action raid actions are carried out in conjunction with the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Raid events are aimed at to identify families with children in need of this assistance. Last year more than 50 thousand such events were carried out. According to the result, there were 3588 minor children who were in need of assistance," she noted.

It should be recalled that from August 1, the Republican campaign "Road to school" starts. The charity event aims to support children from low-income families in preparation for the beginning of the school year. The action takes place in all regions of the country. For 8 years, over 2 million children have received the necessary assistance. This year the event is held under the motto called "The territory of a happy childhood".