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Govt to Spend HUF 2.5 bn on After-School Programme in 2021

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.29.

The Hungarian government will next year allocate 2.5 billion forints (EUR 6.9m) to supporting the country’s after-school programme designed to help disadvantaged families, the directorate for social equality said on Tuesday.

Hungary’s 183 after-school programmes, started some 20 years ago, help children in disadvantaged localities and households to keep up with school requirements, as well as helping secondary school students in choosing a profession and working on building a community, the statement said. After-school programmes are helping over 5,000 children currently, it said.

Katalin Victor Langer, the deputy state secretary responsible for equal opportunities, told a press conference on Tuesday that the after-school programme had been financed from state coffers since 2019, making its services reliable and stable.

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