"I am thrilled to be a part of this year's Global Citizen Festival to further the movement to end extreme poverty," said Hugh Jackman. "This is a cause that has been close to my heart for many years, and I look forward to joining 60,000 Global Citizens in Central Park as we change the world for the better."
The Global Partnership for Education will provide Uganda with a US$100 million grant to improve primary education in the country.
Global aid to education is dropping. After rising steadily in the first decade of the 21st century, aid to education fell by 10 per cent between 2010 and 2012.
Yemen and UNICEF discuss the upcoming launch of the program supported by the GPE grant in September 2014.
A grant of US$17.9 million supporting education in Sierra Leone was just signed by the Government of Sierra Leone and the World Bank (as supervising entity).