Global education summit raises 4 billion US dollars

Global education summit raises 4 billion US dollars

an educational summit hosted in london has raised four billion dollars for educational programs around the world the global partnership for education says it plans to use the money to transform school and education for vulnerable children in 90 countries over the next five years laura mekkin isherwood sent the latest from london well organisers of this summit say that getting funding commitments totaling 4 billion u.s dollars in just two days puts them well on the way to making a difference to the lives of children around the world the event co-hosted by the uk and kenya here in london saw governments businesses and developing banks brought together to make pledges that organizers hope will help get 88 million more children into school by 2025. one of the main focuses was on getting girls into education and the global partnership for education’s ceo alice albright says improving school access for them can have huge impacts long term if you educate a girl it is very likely that she will then take her own children to school she’ll probably get married later she’ll have the wherewithal to know how to go and get medical care read the vaccine cards uh go get potentially a job uh provide more financial support for her family so there’s a significant what i call pay it forward aspect to educating girls and so uh the investment is one of the best investments that we can make in development well the uk itself pledged 600 million dollars at this summit with the prime minister boris johnson saying education is the closest thing to a silver bullet to solve a myriad of problems from inequality to climate change meanwhile kenya’s president has called on fellow heads of state to commit at least 20 percent of domestic budgets to education in order to ensure that children’s futures are secured and as nations start to recover from the pandemic the gaps in education that have been left by school closures and isolation will need to be addressed the organizers say laura megan isherwood sabc news london
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Global education summit raises 4 billion US dollars

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