All Children Learning Report Shows Bold Vision to Help Millions of Poor Kids Learn and Grow
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) today released its All Children Learning Report, which includes its bold vision to give the world’s poorest children a chance to learn and grow:
reduce by half the number of children unable to read in 20 countries
enroll an additional 25 million kids in school
train and equip 600,000 new teachers
get millions more girls into the classroom so they have the same chance as boys to excel and advance their education
"Our obligation is to act with a sense of urgency and purpose to give children access to education and make sure they’re learning," said GPE Board Chair Carol Bellamy. "We want all children to get a good education so they can reach their potential and contribute to their societies."
GPE's mission is to galvanize and coordinate a global effort to deliver a good quality education to all girls and boys, especially the poorest and the most vulnerable. We do this by drawing on the strength of our collaborative partnership composed of governments, civil society organizations (including teachers), global institutions, and the private sector.
After a decade of work, GPE’s partners operate in 46 low-income countries. Over the past year GPE raised US$1.7 billion to fund our efforts to help children get a good quality education.
Since 2003 GPE’s partners have helped educate 19 million students, constructed 30,000 classrooms, trained nearly 350,000 teachers and distributed 200 million new textbooks in primary schools.
Take a look at this video describing GPE’s work, and the story of a young girl named Divine in Rwanda who is learning to read in her native language.
"Our partners will give kids the skills they need to participate more fully in their society and the world," said GPE Head Bob Prouty. "We invite you to join our efforts to help millions of children learn and grow," he said.