Wednesday, August 30, 2006

U.S. supports day care centers for refugees in Costa Rica

A daycare in San Jose, Costa Rica - (Photo/U.S Embassy)Centers in Costa Rican capital are run by refugees for refugees

By Eric Green
Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The United States has provided about $13,000 in financial support for the start-up of several day care centers in Costa Rica that give children of refugee families a safe place to stay while their parents work.

With financial support from a State Department program called the Ambassadors' Fund for Refugees, the facilities in the metropolitan region of Costa Rica's capital of San Jose offer both child care and job opportunities for parents.

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