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UK : PM urges leaders to prevent Covid-19 ‘legacy of wasted talent’ at Global Education Summit

 LONDON:Prime Minister  urged world leaders to make a ‘transformative’ investment in children at the Global Education Summit in London today

Summit will bring together governments, business and charities to fundraise for the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) work to get 175m children into school

The UK has already committed £430 million to GPE and is leading efforts to get 40 million more girls into education globally

The Prime Minister will call on world leaders today  to invest in children’s education and avoid a ‘legacy of wasted talent’ due to the pandemic, as the UK and Kenya host the Global Education Summit in London.

The Summit will raise funds for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which is aiming to secure at least $5 billion over the next five years to get 175 million more children into learning around the world. The UK already pledged £430 million to GPE at the G7 Summit in June, the largest commitment of any government to date.

The pandemic has devastated children’s education around the world, with girls particularly at risk of never returning to school once they have left – even before this crisis 132 million girls were out of school globally.

 

 

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