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Foreign aid for improving education and health care

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 3 October 2013 | Click here for original article

The European Union, World Bank and the US Global Alliance for Education will provide US$84.9 million in grants and loans over the next two years. The money will be used for infrastructure improvements, equal access, and to improve the quality of education. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, announced that US$1.3 million from the World Bank will be used for strategic planning and improving teacher training and the printing of secondary school curriculum materials. This will benefit 250,000 preschool students and 320,000 students in the early years of secondary school, particularly in rural areas.