Washington D.C. / Manila, 9 May 2022 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) welcomed the Republic of the Philippines today as its latest member. This brings the total number of GPE partner countries to 77.
“GPE is delighted to include the Republic of the Philippines as a partner,” said Charles North, acting CEO of the Global Partnership for Education. “The Philippines has already demonstrated a strong commitment towards ensuring learning, equity and inclusion for the most marginalized children and youth, including those affected by fragility and conflict.”
Leonor Magtolis Briones, Secretary of the Philippine Department of Education welcomed the country’s membership in GPE: “The partnership enhances the country’s capacity to address the impact of the pandemic on education, as well as to meet the strategic goals of education, through the Basic Education Development Plan 2030, a product of collaboration between the Department of Education and GPE.”
The partnership between the Philippines and GPE aims to promote equitable and inclusive quality education for all children in the country.
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In July 2021 in London, the Global Education Summit co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, raised a record US$4 billion for GPE from donors. The fundraising total puts GPE firmly on the path to achieving its target of at least $5 billion, which will enable up to 175 million children to learn and help get 88 million more girls and boys in school by 2025.
About the Global Partnership for Education
GPE is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis. We mobilize partners and funds to support 77 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education they need to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world.