The Gates Foundation’s Education Plans Go International
By Stephen Sawchuk
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $68 million commitment to expand its education grantmaking abroad.
The foundation is well known for its global development work, particularly its efforts to combat malaria and infectious disease. But its education grantmkaking has been mostly focused on the United States—where it has not always been well received.
Girindre Beeharry, the foundation’s director of global education learning strategy, announced the strategy in a post on the foundation’s website. In the post, Beeharry writes that, while 90 percent of primary-age students around the world today attend school, including many more girls than ever, quality remains an ongoing challenge.
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