Read the story of Achta, a 17 year old girl who lives in the Central African Republic (CAR), and the challenges she encounters to get an education. CAR faces a severe humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by violence, and regular education services disrupted. With funding from the Global Partnership for Education and the European Union, UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and partners are working to rebuild the school system.
A statement by Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, regarding the attack on a teachers’ office in Yemen, which killed 13 teachers, 4 children and injured 20 people earlier this week.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert is hosting the Global Citizen Festival in New York City next month and his cause is girls’ education. He wants to raise enough money for the Global Partnership for Education to be able to disburse US$15 billion a year by 2020, with the goal of putting 59 million children in school.