G7 boost for girls as Boris Johnson challenges leaders to fund female education

SourceThe National
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Boris Johnson challenged the world’s richest countries to prioritise the education of girls at the G7 opening session in Cornwall on Friday.

The British prime minister said a funding summit dedicated to building back schools and other educational infrastructure, particularly for girls, would be held next month.

To show the UK commitment to the cause, Mr Johnson pledged £430 million ($608m) of new development aid for the World Bank-backed Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which provides funds for schools across developing nations.

“It is a source of international shame that every day around the world children bursting with potential are

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