President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday called on rich nations to support the education of children in low income countries by backing the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) initiative.
GPE is a multilateral platform that seeks to raise 5 billion USD to support the education of 175 million children in low income countries across the world.
In July this year, Kenya and the United Kingdom will host a high-level summit in London during which they target to raise the money, some of which will be specifically invested in girl-child education and bridging the digital learning divide.
“Of course in some parts of the world like Kenya and, many other parts of the globe resources are scarce. That is why Boris and I are really trying to work hard in the next couple of months to raise money to ensure no child is left behind, and everyone has an opportunity to get quality education that gives them a quality foundation to be great citizens of the globe in the years to come,” President Kenyatta said.
Link to the full article by the President Press Unit https://www.president.go.ke/2021/05/13/support-education-of-children-in-low-income-countries-president-kenyatta-and-uk-pm-boris-johnson-urge-rich-nations/