The Safe Schools Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Nigeria, by Nigerian business leaders working with the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, the Global Business Coalition for Education and A World at School.
It was set up in response to the growing number of attacks on the right to education, including the kidnapping of more than 200 girls last month in northern Nigeria which has sparked a global movement to #BringBackOurGirls.
Launched with an initial $10 million, the Government of Nigeria agreed to match this funding with an additional $10 million in a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.
But there is more to be done. Your contribution to the Safe Schools Fund supports programs for the physical protection of schools, community safe-school activities, parent and teacher safety groups, and additional measures and advocacy to protect education from attack.
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Theirworld is the global name for the charity set up in 2002 by Sarah Brown with the aim of helping the worlds most disadvantaged children realise their full potential through initiatives in health and education. A World at School is a global initiative to mobilise efforts to deliver education and learning to the 58 million children who miss out. It is operated by Theirworld.