Act Now - Urge U.S. Representatives and Senators to Fully Fund Education!
As Congress works on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 spending bills, we must demonstrate strong support for international basic education and vulnerable children to build back from the devastating learning losses of humanitarian crises and maintain our commitment to children and youth around the world. Failing to act quickly risks losing decades of progress in global education and severely limiting future opportunities for generations of young people.
Please contact your Representatives and Senators today to support international basic education in the FY2024 State and Foreign Operations bill, by providing at least $1.2 billion for International Basic Education, including $200 million for the Global Partnership for Education and $50 million for Education Cannot Wait.
Education is a force-multiplier with a high return on investment. For every $1 spent on education, as much as $15 is generated in economic growth. Globally – including in Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Yemen, Ethiopia, Venezuela – 222 million crisis-affected children are in need of education support, which is alarmingly higher than a previous estimate of 75 million in 2016. All vulnerable children and youth – particularly girls, children and youth with disabilities, young people in crisis and emergency settings, and traditionally marginalized youth – teachers, and communities, need our support to ensure inclusive, quality education for all children and youth.
It is critical that you let your elected officials know that you support investments in foreign assistance and international basic education. Robust funding and a unified global effort will not only stave off the worst impacts of humanitarian crises, but will also lay the foundation for inclusive, quality education around the world. Together, we can ensure the human right to quality, inclusive education for all!
Please contact your policymakers today to support global education!
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