Applying for free meals in school is now possible via e-Government portal, www.egov.kz.
The service is for children included in the following categories:
- Families that are provided targeted social assistance
- Orphans or children left deprived of parental care (on the portal, only a child’s IIN and applicant’s digital signature will be required)
- Families in need for assistance in emergency situations
- Category to be defined by a school board (e.g. both parents unemployed, or multi-child family etc., where per-capita income is below poverty line), (on the portal, a child’s IIN, applicant’s digital signature and, as appropriate, the scanned copies of documents will be required)
The service: “Acceptance of documents for free meals for certain categories of students and trainees in general education schools” can be found in “Education” section on the portal, subsection: “Secondary Education”.
If a child belongs to category 1 or 2, then the reply will come to applicant’s “Personal Cabinet” within 3 working days as a reference for obtainment of free meals in school.
Applications that fall into categories 3 or 4 shall be processed for 3 days in education institution, after which an applicant is sent the reply asking to come to school and bring the originals of the attached documents, or substantiated refusal.
Currently, the service is available to citizens in Astana, Almaty cities, as well as in regional and district centers where the e-Learning system has been implemented.
More information on the service can be found at this link, as well as by calling the 24x7 Call Centre 1414.Calls are free from any mobile or fixed-line phone throughout Kazakhstan.