The UK government will help 175,000 of the poorest, most marginalised girls in the world to get a quality education, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, Thursday 7 July.
The Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £100 million through the Girls’ Education Challenge to help girls who have dropped out or never attended school due to family crises, poverty, child marriage or early pregnancy. The funding will also be used to continue the Girls’ Education Challenge’s support for 1 million disadvantaged girls across the developing world.
BInternational Development Secretary Justine Greening speaking at the Girl’s Education Forum, London
Greening made the announcement at the first Girls’ Education Forum. The Forum, hosted by DFID, Global Citizen + CHIME FOR CHANGE in London today, brought together governments, businesses and aid agencies to drive the implementation of Global Goal 4 to achieve universal, quality education.
Attendees also included over 150 young volunteers who have taken part in DFID’s International Citizen Service programme, which is managed by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).