Sumary of Educating girls is critical to the global Covid recovery plan | Dominic Raab and Julia Gillard:
- This is why the UK is using its G7 presidency to put the spotlight on girls’ education, rallying global leaders to increase their support..
- On the first day of the G7 summit, the prime minister announced a pledge of £430m of new UK aid to the Global Partnership for Education..
- This support will mean real, practical support for education in 90 lower-income countries and territories that are home to a billion children over the next five years..
- It includes reaching the most disadvantaged children with education in Nepal, special needs education for children in Uganda, outreach programmes to keep at-risk girls in school in Sierra Leone, and supporting community schools for girls in Afghanistan..
- The funding will go to the Global Partnership for Education, the largest partnership and fund dedicated to transforming education in lower-income countries..
- In the two decades since the Global Partnership was established, we have seen the largest expansion of primary and lower secondary schooling in history..
- Kenya is a great example of where this work is helping governments make a huge difference, transforming young people lives..
- In just five years, the Global Partnership has supported the government of Kenya to train more than 102,000 Kenyan teachers and distributed 60m textbooks to primary and secondary schools….