An international education organization headed by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is boosting efforts in regions torn by conflict, be it fighting in Yemen or the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
At least 58 million children worldwide are still out of school. The international development community knows very well that educating children — especially girls — is one of the most impactful development interventions, with benefits for health, the economy and stability.
GPE Chair Julia Gillard says that vigilance and flexibility may be our best response to the ebola virus as it closes schools in Africa.
"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.