An ambitious $5 billion funding drive to rebuild education networks across 87 hard hit countries is to launch next year as promoters hope to reverse the damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is seeking massive funds to assist countries to transform education for hundreds of millions of pupils in the face of an anticipated budgetary squeeze as a result of the predicted global recession.
Alice Albright, the chief executive of the GPE, told The National that a three-point plan could reverse not only the damage of the pandemic but also the growing problem of hundreds of millions of children losing out on schooling. “One is to help countries invest in distance learning, two is to help train more teachers and three is to help countries reopen schools safely,” she said. “We are campaigning to get children back into school because one of the things