Sierra Leone receives US$17.2 million from GPE to boost flagship education program

|Source: APA News|
Students in class at the Dr. SM Broaderick Municipal School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: GPE/Daisuke Kanazawa

GPE CEO Alice Albright joined President Julius Maada Bio in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to announce a US$17.2 million grant from GPE to boost the country's flagship quality education program. 

The grant will go towards efforts to increase equitable education and improve learning outcomes for children in primary and pre-primary school, in addition to building over 120 classrooms.

Sierra Leone joined GPE in 2007 and has since received three grants. Ms. Albright reiterated GPE’s commitment to help the government achieve its goal and President Bio assured GPE that his government will ensure that the right people benefit from the grant. 

Read the article on APA News

Read an interview of Alice Albright on Awoko

Additional sources: 
Sierra Network
The Exclusive
Journal du Cameroun
The Sierra Leone Telegraph
 

Read also the joint press release from the Government of Sierra Leone, UNICEF and GPE

 

Students in class at the Dr. SM Broaderick Municipal School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: GPE/Daisuke Kanazawa
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