Dr. Biden to promote educational project

Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, will be visiting Costa Rica and the Universidad Técnico Nacional in Alajuela Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Biden will be promoting the U.N. educational initiative to help young women bridge the gender gap in education, focusing on science and technology, engineering and the arts, as well as mathematics. She helped launch the program Tuesday at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters.

Mercedes Peñas Domingo, the wife of President Luis Guillermo Solís, also was there. She will be Central America’s coordinator for the TeachHer initiative.

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