Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a global fund for education, announced a 27-million-dollar investment to support the delivery of education for more than 750,000 displaced people in Ethiopia. The funding, which was announced on December 5, 2019, will support the implementation of a new multi-year resilience programme developed by the Ministry of Education. The grant is designed to activate resource mobilisation efforts from donors, civil society organisations, the private sector and philanthropic foundations to fully fund the programme, which will cost an estimated 161 million dollars over three years. The programme will reach 380,000 boys and 365,000 girls, including 74,600 children with disabilities. To address the issue of high drop out rates of Ethiopian students in grade one, the programme focuses on early childhood education and providing improved educational opportunities for 213,000 pre-primary and 532,000 primary school-aged children. The programme will be led by the Ministry of Education in partnership with Save the Children International, UNICEF, Education Cannot Wait and the Education Cluster.
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