Global leaders back $10bn education funding plan at United Nations event, #MakeImpossiblePossible

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Date: 25 Sep Ewan Watt | Story Source: Their World ~ Go to Original Article

Government ministers, donors and development banks all gave support to the innovative International Finance Facility for Education at a UN event.

A bold funding plan to get 200 million children into school took a giant leap forward when it was backed at the United Nations yesterday by world leaders, the business community and international donors.

Crucially, the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd) – the single biggest investment in education in history – was supported by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

“We need innovative tools like the International Finance Facility for Education. Let me be clear – we are completely behind IFFEd,” he told the inspiring Make Impossible Possible event in New York. “We all share a commitment to ensuring every child can learn.”…