This one small change could transform education for millions

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Manos Antoninis is Director of the Global Education Monitoring report at UNESCO.

Breon Corcoran is the CEO of WorldRemit.

Lowering remittance costs by 3% would free up an extra $1 billion for education.

On paper, Ally starts his school year in Tanzania in January. However, his aunt Susan, an engineer living in Sweden, has been preparing for this day for months, working hard to send money home to pay his school fees. For many school-age children like Ally living in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the journey to the classroom doesn’t begin when the sun rises. It starts with the efforts of family and friends, from Australia to Austria and the UK to the US, sending home nearly…


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