The World Bank Group - a global partnership of five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty - recently approved the allocation of an additional $25 million in funding from the Global Partnership for Education. This funding provided by the GPE will support the Afghanistan communities in a number of incredible ways:
- The new grant will help build an additional 100 schools.
- Improve learning and access to education for girls.
- Support teachers training
- It will promote community-based education.
"This additional financing will help the Afghan government create a better learning environment and enroll more children in schools." said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan.
“Girls’ education is one of the smartest investments a country can make: it boosts economic growth, curbs infant mortality and improves child nutrition,” said Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of GPE. “GPE will continue to do its part so that millions of girls and boys, especially the most vulnerable, can go to school and learn.”
Over the past decade, Afghanistan has made great progress in improving access to education, however there is still a high level of learning poverty. The World Bank and its partners are determined to change that, with their $25 million grant supporting the government of Afghanistan, to help improve primary and secondary education.