They extend free graduate trips in the province of Buenos Aires: what the program will be like and what budget it has

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They extend free graduate trips in the province of Buenos Aires: what the program will be like and what budget it has

This Thursday, the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillodismissed 300 students from Merlo schools who left on their graduation trips for free by the provincial government. The program End of course trip born in 2021 and will be extended for graduates in 2022 who want to do it next year.

“From the Province we decided that all the effort made by the boys and girls should be recognized and we promoted this program that reaches almost 40,000 students,” explained Kicillof, from the Morón bus station.

The project is intended for all young people who have completed the last level of secondary school in 2021, both for those from state-run and private institutions in Buenos Aires and register on the website. Now, the idea is also to reach the graduates of the current year.

“This is also a recognition of all the boys and girls who made a huge sacrifice and, with great solidarity, took care of themselves and also took care of others,” said the governor.

The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof

“We are working on a second edition of the program like this one for this year’s graduates who want to leave next year,” they anticipated. THE NATION sources from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Production, Science and Technological Innovation, an area that is in charge of processing.

The program has 220,000 places for students who will be able to travel four days and three nights to different destinations in the province of Buenos Aires. The organization is outsourced to different tourism agencies specialized in these types of trips.

The budget for this project is 33,000 pesos for each graduate. That amount covers all expenses. transport, accommodation in a three-star or higher category hotel, full board (breakfast, lunch, snack on excursions and dinner) with all drinks included, two excursions daily, a tourist package for a tutor for every 20 students, and medical assistance.

Therefore, the total money earmarked for the 220,000 quotas is 7.26 billion pesos. So far, 40,000 students have signed up. “We believe that in this second stage there will be more registrations because it will happen as a step in the first stage of the Pre-Trip: the first was not so good and the second was a success,” they communicated from the portfolio that Costa directs.

Axel Kicillof said goodbye to the graduates who went on a trip from Merlo
Axel Kicillof said goodbye to the graduates who went on a trip from Merlo

Governor Kicillof said that the idea of ​​this program arose “as a consequence of the pandemic”, when “the organization of graduate trips and the carrying out of the usual activities carried out by students and their families to raise money became complicated.” .

In addition, he maintained that “the end-of-year trip is for students to enjoy, close a cycle and start thinking about the future,” and added: “With this initiative, we are also accompanying Buenos Aires tourism, which was another of the sectors that was hardest hit by the pandemic”.

As for the destinations, the students only may travel within the province of Buenos Aires to the beach, mountains, lagoon or some rural area, a maximum of 600 kilometers from the location of the school of each group.

Students can only use the benefit in low season, during March, April and May 2022, based on the available dates that the agencies have. Until now, Around 5,200 students have already traveled from more than 250 schools.

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