PM in girls’ school pledge

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

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.

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