Back to School in Central African Republic

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This photo was taken in a school supported by the Global Partnership for Education in Bangui, Central African Republic which had just received new benches from UNICEF.

Over the past five years, the Global Partnership for Education has facilitated education planning with many partners in the Central African Republic and provided $37.8 million in grants to help build and rehabilitate almost 1,000 classrooms, train 1,500 teachers, and distribute more than 1.3 million textbooks. In addition, the Global Partnership provided $ 3.7 million in accelerated emergency funding during the conflict to rehabilitate schools and support community teachers. This is just one piece of what a larger partnership can bring.

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The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including...

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