In a a blog for Project Syndicate, Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair, discusses the importance of the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which takes place in Oslo, Norway, during July 6-7, 2015, and the reasons why education should rise to the top of the global development agenda.
Chad faces enormous challenges in the education sector. Unicef is supporting the Chadian Government with a project aimed at strengthening education for almost a million children. With the support of GPE and Educate A Child, Unicef is building almost 1,600 classrooms, using eco-friendly insulation materials that help keep indoor temperatures down.
A new paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. The paper shows that $2.3 billion is required to place them in school - ten times the amount that education is receiving from humanitarian aid right now.
The government of Kenya in conjunction with the Global Partnership for Education, is poised to spend some of USD 88.4million to improve the teaching and learning of Mathematics for 6 million pupils in class 1 and 2 from January next year.