Kenya’s president calls on the international community to invest in education.
Governments, companies, and philanthropists are being urged to spend more than $5 billion (£3.5 billion) in the future of children at a global education conference in London sponsored by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This comes as organizations have criticized the British government’s plan to significantly reduce assistance to developing countries.
A increase to education is particularly necessary in light of the coronavirus’s effect.
The epidemic has wreaked havoc on schooling, causing the biggest upheaval in a generation.
Some virtual learning has continued in richer nations with access to the internet and computers.
However, for many young children in rural Nigeria and Zambia, for example, school closures have been much more detrimental – particularly for females, who are less likely to return to the classroom in the future.
Even before to the epidemic, almost 130 million girls worldwide were out of school.
Billions of dollars will be raised at this London conference to help improve education in dozens of nations.
The world’s leaders will be urged to dedicate one-fifth of their national budgets on education.