Global Partnership for Education announces US$250 million for developing countries battling COVID-19


Children at Antongombato primary school in Analavory, Madagascar.  Credit: GPE/ Carine Durand

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Washington, DC, April 1, 2020 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will provide US$250 million to help developing countries mitigate both the immediate and long-term disruptions to education being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will help sustain learning for up to 355 million children, with a focus on ensuring that girls and poor children, who will be hit the hardest by school closures, can continue their education.

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