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Making “Generation Educated” A Reality

TOPSHOT - A boy waits for his family inside a classroom at a polling station at the Malkohi refugee camp in Jimeta, Adamawa State, on February 23, 2019, during the presidential and parliamentary elections. Malkohi is an internal displaced camp for people who fled their homes from areas affected by the conflict with the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. - Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUIS TATO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Continuous declines in international education aid are depriving half of all young people in the developing world – some 800 million children – of the education they will need to secure meaningful employment in the future.
Having fallen from $13.2 billion to $13 billion this year, total education aid (from bilateral and multilateral sources) now accounts for just 7% of the world’s total aid budget.This means that all the development aid in the world is worth little more than $10 per child in need, which is not even enough to pay for secondhand textbooks……..…..