Global Partnership for Education announces US$8.8 million in funding to help UNICEF with COVID-19 response


Students from Kasolwa travel 1.5+ hours on foot (each way) to and from Manga Primary School. The new satellite school that is being built by the community with help from GPE's development partner DFID, will provide their younger counterparts with a school close to home. Mpanda District, Katavi Region, Tanzania. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON D.C., March 25, 2020 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) announced today a US$8.8 million contribution to UNICEF to help children and young people in 87 developing countries access learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nationwide school closures in more than 156 countries have already disrupted learning and access to vital services for more than eight out of ten children and young people.

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