Canada and the world’s seven most advanced industrial nations, including the World Bank, offered $ 2.9 billion (almost 800 billion forints) to educate women in the world’s crisis-hit countries, the Canadian government announced on Saturday.
Ottawa said, “The sum offered is the largest investment in education for women in crisis and conflict-affected countries. Money is intended to provide equal access to education and learning opportunities around the world.
The offered capital will provide opportunities for over 8 million children and teenagers.
Most of the money was offered by Britain ($ 250 million), Canada ($ 310 million) and the World Bank ($ 2 billion). Canada will pay the sum for 3 years and the World Bank for 5 years.
According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), some 75 million children – most of them girls – do not receive education in 35 conflict-affected countries in the world.