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Talk of the week: Canada donates $38m to education cannot wait fund

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  03:06 am
Justin Trudeau (AFP)

Justin Trudeau (AFP)Canada’s popular Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa on Dec. 2, that his country would donate CA$50 million (US$38 million) to the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund to provide access to education for girls living in crisis and emergencies. Previously, Canada made a $15 million pledge to the ECW fund. And with this new $38 million pledge, Canada became the second-largest donor with a total of $53 million, the ECW said in a press release.Canada emphasized that its contribution will “improve children’s education in countries facing humanitarian emergencies and crises” and that “investing in education, especially in crisis situations, empowers girls and prepares them for the future”.The funding, the press release said, would provide much-needed gender-responsive education for girls living in the midst of cr...