The Global Partnership for Education welcomes first ever $20 million pledge from the Education Above All Foundation
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A student writing on the blackboard in her classroom at EPP Anosisoa in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand
A student writing on the blackboard in her classroom at EPP Anosisoa in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
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GPE/Carine Durand

DOHA/WASHINGTON D.C., March 27, 2022 – Education Above All (EAA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) have joined forces to help provide equitable, inclusive and quality education for millions of out-of-school children around the world.

Today at the Doha Forum – a global leadership platform that addresses critical international challenges - the Global Partnership for Education welcomed the first ever $20 million contribution to GPE from the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) through EAA.

“We are happy to further strengthen our partnership with the Global Partnership for Education. Only by working with partners like GPE, who share our values and goals, will we be able to realize our vision of a world where every boy and girl has equal access to quality primary education,” said Fahad Al Sulaiti, CEO of Education Above All.

To support innovative financing for transforming education, the agreement also provides an additional US$30 million in co-financing from EAA to the GPE Multiplier. The Multiplier is an innovative approach to financing that allows countries to leverage one dollar from the GPE Multiplier for every three dollars they receive from external sources such as multilateral development banks and bilateral donors.

“GPE welcomes the Qatar Fund for Development and Education Above All to the partnership,” said Charles North, Acting CEO of the Global Partnership for Education. “As the world faces increasing uncertainty ahead, we encourage our donors and partners to follow this example and step up their contributions to global education. Maintaining funding to education remains critical, especially in times of crisis. The Qatar Fund for Development and EAA’s generous engagement will help the world’s most vulnerable children get in school and learn.”

Building on a long tradition of generosity, the new pledge from the Qatar Fund for Development through Education Above All exemplifies growing regional leadership on global education efforts.

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In July 2021 in London, the Global Education Summit co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, raised a record US$4 billion for GPE from donors. The fundraising total puts GPE firmly on the path to achieving its target of at least $5 billion, which will enable up to 175 million children to learn and help get 88 million more girls and boys in school by 2025.

About Education Above All

The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is a global foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. EAA aims to transform lives through education. We believe that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, creating peaceful and just societies, unlocking the full potential of every child and youth, and creating the right conditions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through our multi-sectoral approach, unique financing models, focus on innovation as a tool for social good, and partnerships, we aim to bringing hope and real opportunities to the lives of impoverished and marginalized boys and girls.

EAA is comprised of four programs and sections: Educate A Child (EAC), Al Fakhoora, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), and Innovation Development (ID).

About the Global Partnership for Education

GPE is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis. We mobilize partners and funds to support 76 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world.

www.globalpartnership.org

Media contact

  • Tamara Kummer, GPE media lead, @email,
    + 33 7 82 26 07 18
  • Carly Walsh, EAA Media, @email, +974 6602 5116
A student writing on the blackboard in her classroom at EPP Anosisoa in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand
A student writing on the blackboard in her classroom at EPP Anosisoa in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Credit:
GPE/Carine Durand
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