Greater Impact Through Partnership

Photo: GPE

KEY MESSAGE

  • 57 million children are not in school and another 250 million children leave school without basic numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Education empowers individuals, contributes to greater economic growth, produces healthier populations, and builds more stable, equitable societies.
  • The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) provides funding to help implement the education plans for the poorest countries in the world; many of them in our region.
  • Education financing is declining. Now is an unprecedented opportunity for Australia to show leadership in reversing the global ‘learning crisis’ by pledging generously to the GPE.

Photo credit: The GPE

TAKE ACTION NOW

Write to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop MP urging the Australian Government to pledge AUD$500 million to the Global Partnership for Education for the funding period 2015-2018.

Information

Fact & Action Sheet – May 2014

Podcast – Fact & Action Call

April Golden, Donor Relations Analyst – Global Partnership for Education

Tools and Resources

Tips for writing Letters to the Editor