QFFD grants $20 million in support of the efforts of the UN-affiliated 'Education Cannot Wait' program.
19 February 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) granted $20 million in support of the efforts of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a UN's global fund to support education in emergencies and protracted crises, in favour of projects jointly agreed with the Educate A Child (EAC) program of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), Director General of the QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari announced on Thursday.
The joint efforts of the QFFD, EAA and ECW along with other contributors will improve the conditions for education around the world.
Addressing the ECW High Level Financing Conference(HLFC), which kicked off in Geneva on Thursday, Al Kuwari hailed education as the momentum to level up humanity, basis of human and economic developments and a key to a fair and peaceful future for all, stressing the importance of swift collective action by all world leaders to help turn 222 million dreams into reality.
The grant aims to help children around the world who are denied their right to education due to crises, including wars, disasters and displacement. The ECW will present a four-year strategic plan for the years 2023-26, to help meet the needs of 222 million children and adolescents.
CEO of Education Above All Foundation Fahad Al Sulaiti said that cooperation would be a guarantee that all children, particularly those in marginalized communities and hard-to-reach ones, are enrolled in education.
The high-quality education is the engine of human development, which is something essential for reducing inequality, promoting well-being, and building lasting peace and security, he added.
For this reason, the EAA aspires to working in partnership with the QFFD and the ECW Fund to achieve the goals of not to leave any child behind, he added.