UK Prime Minister Theresa May called on other countries to join the UK’s 'Girls Education Challenge,' a campaign to give girls in developing countries access to 12 years of quality education by 2030.
Joined by France, Canada, Kenya, Niger, and Jordan at a side-event at the United Nation's General Assembly, the Prime Minister announced nine new projects as part of the second phase of the challenge. The projects, located in Ghana, Somali, Nepal, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, will support the most vulnerable and marginalized girls in these countries.
UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt also co-chaired the first meeting of the 'Platform for Girls Education,' along with Kenyan Education Minister Amina Mohamed in New York. The Platform brings together a group of leading global figures, who have committed to collectively campaign to also help secure 12 years of quality education for girls across the world.
Press release – UK Prime Minister
Press release - UK Foreign Minister