Stories of change: How GPE transforms education for children in partner countries

Today we are launching “Stories of change” – a new series of results stories showcasing how GPE is transforming education in partner countries and giving millions of children the tools they need to build a better future.

October 13, 2020 by GPE Secretariat
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Stories of change: How GPE transforms education for children in partner countries
From Sierra Leone to Pakistan and from Sudan to Nepal, these stories show how GPE's work transforms education for children in partner countries.

What inspires you in your daily job?

At GPE, we find purpose and inspiration in the stories of children and youth we affect positively through our work. By transforming education systems in partner countries, we give millions of children hope, agency, and a chance for a better future.

With GPE’s support, 160 million more girls and boys are in school and learning, including some of the most vulnerable children. They have been equipped with skills that will help them get jobs, break the cycle of poverty, and ultimately lead meaningful lives.

Our work during the past 18 years has led to extraordinary impact on the ground. This is why today; we are launching a series of results stories to showcase how GPE is strengthening education systems in lower-income countries and achieving lasting change. And we are calling them Stories of change - because when we transform education systems, we change lives.

Accelerating lasting change

In these stories, you will learn how GPE supported Sudan to provide access to education for some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities, and how Guyana is closing the learning gap for the youngest children in remote regions.

You will also learn how technology-based solutions - spearheaded with support from GPE - are transforming governance and accountability in the education sector in the Balochistan and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.

GPE works to support the most vulnerable and marginalized children; these stories of change convey their hope, resilience, and perseverance towards building a better future. You will read about Aichetou, a 14-year-old girl from Tarhil, Mauritania, who was able to continue with her studies thanks to a new school built near her home funded by the GPE program. You will also meet Barsha, a 12-year-old girl from Nepal, who had never attended school and, after excelling in a catch-up program, now learns Nepali, English, math, social studies, and science.

Our efforts and investments create a ripple effect in communities. GPE’s approach to transforming education at a systems level can produce results at scale that have the potential to generate impact for generations to come. In other words, GPE is transforming lives and communities, contributing to building more sustainable and resilient societies.

What’s next?

We will be publishing new stories of change in the coming months, so remember to check this page for new content. Additionally, make sure you are following us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, where we will highlight these stories.

We hope our stories of change inspire you to join our efforts.

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