PM in girls’ school pledge
THERESA MAY will today pledge £212m to make sure children living in developing Commonwealth countries receive 12 years of quality education. She will also call on leaders to commit to halving malaria by 2023.
The Prime Minister will tell those attending the summit that “we need to show the world what the Commonwealth is capable of”.
Alongside other high-profile speakers, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, she will stress that “global challenges require global solutions”.
Drawing on her meetings with delegates at the Youth and Business Forums, Mrs May will announce substantial financial support for children, specifically girls, to attend school in developing countries.