Island of Fogo: Bornefonden grants more than 3.5 million escudos to the families of the sponsored children who are in the system

 

São Filipe, Oct 5 (Inforpress) – The Danish non-governmental organization, Bornefonden, last September distributed over 3.5 million escudos to the families of the sponsored children in the elementary and secondary educational system.

The amount, according to José Luís Monteiro, head of the Bornefonden Unit in Fogo, is to purchase school supplies, uniforms and gowns and to pay school transport for the 2017/18 school year, indicating that the NGO has chosen to assign the amount to the families because they will leave as of December 31.

In the total, there are more than six hundred (616) sponsored children who will benefit from this support in an amount of more than 3.500 contos, with the municipalities of São Filipe (261) and Santa Catarina having the largest number of beneficiaries, close to 500 together.

The official said that until the end of October and beginning of November, the Unit in Fogo will pay the amount corresponding to the school canteens and tuition fees of the students sponsored for the school year 2017/18.

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