On a tour in Orlando to promote the Global Partnership for Education, Ethiopian educator and activist Selamawit Bekele called on the United States to invest more in education, because education pays great dividends.
The Global Partnership for Education’s Board of Directors approved a US$5.76 million grant enabling Zanzibar to strengthen its education system and give more of its children access to quality schooling.
As part of the implementation of a new curriculum, Zimbabwe plans to spend US$29 million on training teachers and upgrading school facilities nationwide, announced the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education. US$20 million of these funds will be generated with support from the Global Partnership for Education.
In October 2017, the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved US$56,000 for The Gambia as additional financing, bringing the total education sector plan development grant amount to US$443,362 and extending the end date of the grant from October 30, 2017 to April 30, 2018.
In October 2017, the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat approved US$329,400 for Tajikistan for education sector analysis and development of the education plan.