His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has departed Sierra Leone today, Sunday 25th July, 2021 for London, United Kingdom to attend the Global Education Summit scheduled for the 28th – 29th July 2021.
His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio will attend the Global Education Summit on the invitation of the Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and His Excellency Uhruhu Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya who are co-hosting the Global Education Summit this year.
His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio is one of few Heads of State invited because of the tremendous gains made in increasing access to education through the Free Quality Education Programme and breaking down gender barriers to increase girls’ enrolment in schools.
Since its inception in 2002, the Global Partnership for Education has already contributed to getting 160 million more children in school and doubling girls’ enrolment in the countries they work in. This year’s summit will raise funds for the Global Partnership in Education which last year launched a £5 billion funding target for the next five years calling on governments, businesses and individuals to invest in the future of children. The funding will ensure that 175 million children can learn in 87 lower-income million countries.
His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has been accompanied by the First Lady, Madam Fatima Maada Bio.