STREET CHILD WELCOMES HOUSE OF COMMONS REPORT CALLING FOR INCREASED EDUCATION SHARE OF AID BUDGET

 

This month a comprehensive inquiry by the House of Commons international development select committee called on the UK government to do even more to tackle the mounting global education crisis. Street Child wholeheartedly welcomes this call.

The report notes that there is an enormous gap overall in education funding to meet the world’s commitment to education, and major gaps in funding for the most marginalised. Just 1.8% of humanitarian funding goes to education for example.

We welcome the report’s focus on the most marginalised children, and support their recommendations that DfID allocates more funding to education.

We also welcome the recognition of the early success and innovative approach of the Partnership Schools for Liberia programme, supporting the Liberian government to deliver better learning outcomes in its public schools.

Through our Right to Learn appeal, Street Child is partnering with the UK government and our supporters to tackle the education crisis in West Africa. Every pound donated to the appeal by the British public will be matched pound for pound by the UK government, helping to end this crisis for thousands of children.

Find out how you can get involved: www.street-child.co.uk/right-to-learn/get-involved

 

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