July 9, 2012

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Summits of the Americas Secretariat

Summits of the Americas Secretariat

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Did you know…

Avancemos…that the conditional cash transfer program "Avancemos", established by the Government of Costa Rica, helped more than 185,000 students continue their studies in 2011? The program provides economic assistance to youth in poverty or at risk situations in exchange for their continued presence in secondary school. In 2009, 84% of adolescents were enrolled in the secondary education system, thus helping to alleviate the incidence of poverty and contributing to the universalization of secondary education in Costa Rica.

V Summit of the Americas, Trinidad and Tobago:

“We reaffirm our commitment to achieving a gross secondary education enrolment rate of at least 75% by the year 2010...”


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