UN education fund receives $42 million from these countries

The new funding catalyses necessary support to address a global learning crisis where over 78 million crisis-impacted girls and boys are out of school, and nearly two-thirds of 10-year-olds are unable to read a simple text, said the ECW.

IANSUpdated: Monday, September 26, 2022, 07:39 PM IST
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Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has received $42 million in new funding from the LEGO Foundation, Germany, and the US, as reported by the fund.

The donors announced their decision during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly, with the LEGO Foundation offering $25 million, Germany 10 million euros ($9.7 million), and the US $7 million, Xinhua news agency reported.

The new funding catalyses necessary support to address a global learning crisis where over 78 million crisis-impacted girls and boys are out of school, and nearly two-thirds of 10-year-olds are unable to read a simple text, said the ECW.

"Education is our investment in human beings and the human potential. So far we have only seen a glimpse of it. There are 222 million children out there that will allow us to see the full potential of humanity," said ECW Director Yasmine Sherif.

"We must unite to fully fund Education Cannot Wait and our strategic partners in mobilising $1.5 billion over the next four years," the Director added.

Since its establishment in 2016, the ECW and its strategic partners have mobilised more than $1.1 billion and directly supported nearly 7 million children and adolescents, according to the fund.

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