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Girl’s Education one of the smartest investment to prevent pandemic ‘Lost Generation’, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom is all set to promote access to education for girls in Kenya, calling it “is one of the smartest investments we can make”.  Since his time as Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson has argued that widening access for education for girls is a highly-effective way of driving development in some of world’s poorest countries, in places where girls had often been at risk of missing out on school. The PM will participate in a live study hall connect-up with schoolchildren in Kenya on march 13, 2021 to encourage world pioneers to put resources into training, supporting the UK’s aspiration to get 40 million additional young ladies into school in the following five years. 

He is scheduled to visit a school in the UK with Julia Gillard, previous Australian PM and Seat of the Worldwide Organization for Training, and address President Uhuru Kenyatta at a school in Nairobi as a component of the Associating Homerooms program. This visit comes ahead of the joint UK-Kenya Global Education Summit in London in July, which aims to raise $5 Billion over the next five years for the vial work of Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

The UK reports £55 million for another program to drive essential research into education reforms, , turbocharging endeavours to get young ladies into school and learning. The What Works Hub for Global Education will advise governments across Africa and Asia on the most impactful and financially savvy approaches to reform educational systems and support female enrolment. 

UK’s G7 Presidency has a key part in improving girl’s access to education and is at the heart of global efforts to build back better from the pandemic. Putting resources into schooling helps lift communities out of poverty and shields young girls from early marriage and forced labour. 

Prime Minister Johnson said: 

“Supporting girls to get 12 years of quality education is one of the smartest investments we can make as the world recovers from Covid-19. Otherwise we risk creating a lost pandemic generation. Across the world there is a vast untapped resource – girls whose education has been cut short or denied altogether, who could be leading efforts to pull their communities out of poverty. I’m going to be working throughout the UK’s G7 presidency to ensure leaders invest in those girls and boost children’s life chances around the world.”

Julia Gillard, Chair of the GPE, said: 

“COVID-19 has worsened the global education crisis and hit children in lower-income countries the hardest, with life-changing consequences for millions. Now, we are at a decisive junction. When the world builds back from the pandemic, ensuring that every girl and boy has the opportunity for a quality education is the single best investment we can make for a more sustainable, peaceful and resilient future.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented worldwide educational crisis, with 1.6 billion youngsters out of education all around the world at the height of school terminations. It has additionally intensified the hindrances to tutoring that young girls as of now face, including poverty, gender-based violence and child-marriage. 

The Global Education Summit this July, co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Kenya, is a critical opportunity to fully fund the Global Partnership for Education and help transform education systems to make them more equitable and effective.

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