Education Cannot Wait is off to a strong start
|
A classroom in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Credit: GPE/Jawad Jalali

Education Cannot Wait is off to a strong start, having exceeded its initial fundraising targets, and gearing up to launch three multi-year programs in Uganda, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. ECW exceeded its 2017 fundraising target by $20 million, raising a total of $173 million, and aims to raise nearly $4 billion by 2020.

Since 2016 the fund has worked in 16 conflict-affected countries to support quality education for more than 650,000 of the world’s hardest to reach young people. It is also about to initiate programs in September to help South Sudanese refugees who fled to Uganda get schooling. Earlier this year there were discussions about moving ECW from UNICEF to GPE, but the steering group opted to keep the fund at UNICEF until at least 2021. 

Read the article on Devex  

A classroom in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Credit: GPE/Jawad Jalali

Latest news

September 09, 2020
Op ed: A radically inclusive makeover for education
In this joint op ed, Alice Albright, GPE CEO, and David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Sierra Leone, argue that without major steps to put the most vulnerable children at...