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UK Govt. Announced £20M Partnership To Support Girls Education in Bangladesh

UK Govt. Announced £20M Partnership To Support Girls Education in Bangladesh

The UK government will establish a new £20 million business partnership with the private sector to increase girls’ education and employment in Bangladesh. According to a press release from the British High Commission in Bangladesh, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced on 7th March at 10 Downing Street in London. So, UK Govt. Announced £20M Partnership To Support Girls Education in Bangladesh.

Businesses, charities, schools, and colleges will soon be able to bid on program funds. The partnership wishes to support projects that will increase girls’ access to education, focusing on providing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills required for employment in key sectors such as technology and manufacturing. Initially, bids for projects in Nigeria and Bangladesh will be encouraged first.

It is to mention that the UK government has partnered with Unilever, Pearson, PwC, Microsoft, Accenture, Standard Chartered, United Bank for Africa, Coursera, Vodafone, BP, and Cognizant. In addition, to help deliver the program, the UK Government will collaborate with UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited (GenU), with key partners funding GenU, including Accenture, Standard Chartered, Unilever, Microsoft, and United Bank for Africa.

“The United Kingdom has long been a proud and mighty champion of this fundamental cause, and today we take one leap further through our first Global Partnership of its kind – opening the opportunity for one million girls across the developing world to have access to high-quality skills training,” said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ensuring that every girl and young woman in the world receives a quality education for 12 years is the most powerful tool for ending the world’s great injustices, he added. The program’s funding will also be used to expand GenU’s Passport to Earning (P2E) platform.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss of the United Kingdom stated, “The United Kingdom’s foreign policy is centered on empowering women and girls. We want women to have control over their own lives and to be able to achieve their goals.”

Helen Grant, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, stated, “Every girl, everywhere, deserves to be educated. Our collaboration will help women and girls gain the skills they need to reach their full potential, from school to the workplace.”

“The Girls’ Education Skills Partnership exemplifies the commitment of the UK government and the private sector in addressing the critical gap in skilling girls for 21st Century opportunities,” said Generation Unlimited Chief Executive Officer Kevin Frey.

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