The new grants bring the total funding approved by GPE in 2018 to over US$430 million to improve children’s education in more than 40 developing countries and regions, many struggling with conflict and crisis.Children living in conflict-affected countries are at far greater risk of missing out on education, especially girls, who are more disadvantaged and more likely to drop out of school.GPE focuses on getting the most vulnerable children into school for a quality education. Overall, more than 60 percent of GPE’s funding supports children’s education in countries affected by fragility and conflict.“These GPE partner countries have each suffered prolonged periods of conflict and instability, drastically impacting children’s chances to learn,” said Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair and former Prime Minister of Australia. “Educating children in Afghanistan, Myanmar and South Sudan is critical to their countries’ long-term prosperity, peace and stability.”“GPE directs its investments to the needs of the most disadvantaged and marginalized children, working to ensure that no child is left behind, regardless of their circumstances,” said Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. “GPE brings together the collective strength of its partners and its resources to work with partner governments to improve how education is delivered.”
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