While the release date for the 2018-19 Federal Budget is Tuesday 8 May 2018, Ministers will be making decisions on measures to include in the Budget between now and late March, so now is the time to let the Government know what we are looking for in the Budget. We have already seen in the last few weeks media reports on Budget proposals by industry and professional groups, as stakeholders promote their priorities.
Since 2002 the General Partnership for Education (GPE) has been increasing the opportunities available to people living in impoverished countries, by improving and fortifying their education systems as part of a collaborative effort between national governments, international agencies, the private sector and civil society. Already a long-time supporter of the GPE Australia has a chance to contribute to this program, helping it expand to 870 million young people.
It’s a warm, sunny afternoon in Nairobi, Kenya as I pull up to Cheleta Primary School on the back of a motorbike. I’m greeted by a brightly painted cement gate that has the school’s vision written in bold black letters: A school without learning limits. As I climb off the bike and walk through the gate, enthusiastic voices fill the air – children repeating their lessons, eager to succeed. Inside, the school principal Mary Kimani Wahu gives me a warm hug and welcomes me into her office. Her passion for the students at Cheleta Primary is palpable. Cheleta’s vision – a school without learning limits – may seem like common sense. But for many children across the globe, the barriers to learning are enormous.
A Balancing Act highlights the urgent need for political attention on the issue of GPEI wind down. RESULTS Australia and RESULTS UK are calling on the GPEI and WHO to convene a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in May 2018 to explore the barriers, gaps, and challenges which urgently need to be addressed.
My Story is Proof. I can’t tell my story without first telling my parents story. My family is originally from Togo, a small country in West Africa. My father is my very first hero and my role model. My grandfather had 19 children. He was a farmer and tried his very best to provide for his family. Nevertheless, he couldn’t.
For each disease, infection and death rates have dropped significantly since the Global Fund began operating – HIV-related deaths have fallen by 48%, TB deaths by 22% and malaria deaths by 50% since 2000.
What we did would simply be impossible in many nations. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the key decision-makers in the land about a current crisis that’s not getting much attention – with the support, encouragement and training from a great team.
Grassroots Engagement Manager Gina Olivieri shares what she has learned from four years at RESULTS in her farewell post featuring…Disney songs.
RESULTS Australia staff members joined our colleagues from around the world at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC from July 22-25.