World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID’s education damage
International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances of being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The commitments came Thursday at a conference in London hosted by Britain, Kenya and funding organization the Global Partnership for Education.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who addressed the conference alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, has made girls’ education a flagship project of his Conservative government, and is pushing to get 40 million more girls in school around the world by 2026.
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