European Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package of €11.45 million for Burkina Faso. Commissioner Lenarčič also called for all parties to the conflict to respect human rights and international humanitarian law. While meeting displaced people in the Centre-Nord region, Commissioner Lenarčič said, "The European Union continues its efforts to meet the most vulnerable communities’ emergency needs. Humanitarian aid is not a long-lasting solution and the root causes of the crisis must … [Read more...] about EU announces Humanitarian Aid Package of €11.45 Million for Burkina Faso
Social media giant Facebook join hands with General Atlantic, Sequoia India and others for a fresh $110 million round of funding into one of India's fastest growing education technology start-up Unacademy. This is the second investment by the social networking gia nt in India. Last year, Facebook made its first minority investment in a local startup called Meesho, a social-commerce venture empowering first-time entrepreneurs, especially women in small towns. Co-Founder and CEO, Unacademy, … [Read more...] about Social Giant, Facebook invests in India’s fastest growing Education Technology Start-up Unacademy
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Gap Inc. has announced that over 500,000 women and girls have completed its signature education and life skills training program, P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement), which the company currently operates in 17 countries. Founded on the belief that all women deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential, Gap Inc. originally launched P.A.C.E. in 2007 for women working in the apparel supply chain, where it runs in over 300 factory locations in collaboration with Gap … [Read more...] about 500,000 Women and Girls successfully completes Education and Life Skills Training Program
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The Global Partnership for Education,(GPE), has extended a grant of $125 million to Nigeria to support the development of basic education. In a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, the minister disclosed that the aim of the grant, a product of Nigeria’s Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP), is to improve access and quality of basic education in the country, with particular focus on the girl-child. He said, "Disclosing that this is not the … [Read more...] about GPE extends $125 Million to support Nigeria’s Development of basic Education
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Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and improve its educational sector. The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay said, "Culture and education are vital for the country’s future. After years of conflict, they are vital to the human dimension of recovery, of peacebuilding, of sustainability. And I am very happy … [Read more...] about Somalia and UN sign accord to preserve Country’s Culture and improve Educational Sector
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In partnership with the School of Leadership Foundation, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) launched the second edition of the ‘Generation Unlimited’ Youth Challenge in Pakistan. The Youth Challenge, which takes place in over 40 countries worldwide, calls on young innovators, aged 14-24, to design solutions to improve education, employment and civic engagement. It aims to inspire young people who have brilliant ideas, but not the … [Read more...] about Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge: Calling Innovators to design Solutions to improve Education
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According to the Impact report for 2019, the Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) gave out 591 grants worth over €8 million last year which is 16.7% more from 2018. Leinster, including national projects, received the largest allocation at over €4 million, international grants totalled €2.3 million, Munster got €1.4 million while Ulster received €121,000. CFI said, "2019 was a great year for corporate philanthropy, with companies SAP, Xilinx, Kelloggs and other corporate funds continuing … [Read more...] about Impact Report for 2019: Irish Foundation made over €8 Million Grants last Year
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UNICEF announced a new partnership aimed at increasing access to quality education, skills training and reducing the impact of climate change on children. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by EIB Group President Werner Hoyer and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, the two institutions committed to jointly investing in quality education and skills training for the most vulnerable children. EIB and UNICEF will also scale-up … [Read more...] about EIB and UNICEF join hands to improve Quality Education and protect Children from Climate Change
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Philanthropist George Soros has announced to create a new university network worth one billion dollars ($1 billion) to better prepare students for current and future global challenges. He has also urged other philanthropists to contribute in this cause. The network, which will operate throughout the world, is named the Open Society University Network (OSUN) which will integrate teaching and research across higher education institutions worldwide. It will offer simultaneously taught network … [Read more...] about Philanthropist George Soros invests large amount ($1 Billion) to transform Higher Education