Peru: U.S. donates school supplies to Cajamarca region children

Peru: U.S. donates school supplies to Cajamarca region children

14:28 | Cajamarca (Cajamarca region), Mar. 13.

U.S. Embassy Lima's Military Assistance Advisory Group donated nine wheelchairs, two physical therapy stretchers, and 180 backpacks with school supplies —worth US$17,000— to three schools in Northern-Andean Cajamarca region, within the framework of the start of the 2019 academic year.

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Counselor Judith Ravin, U.S. Navy Third Technician and Deputy Coordinator of the Humanitarian Aid Program of U.S. Embassy to Peru's Military Assistance Advisory Group Regina Schulmeister, as well as regional and provincial authorities, school principals, students, and relatives, participated in the ceremony.

"Since 2006, the U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command has been supporting communities in Peru with US$44 million dollars in aid for emergency prevention and management, health, and education," Ravin expressed.

"These humanitarian actions contribute to reinforcing the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation between the governments of the United States and Peru," she said.

"Everyone who dreams and believes wins, girls and boys. Never stop dreaming! The education provided by your teachers and parents is a treasure. Education enables you to discover the world within you and around you," Ravin added.

Editor's note: Information provided by the U.S. Embassy in Peru.


Published: 3/13/2019