MIL-OSI Video: Ukraine: $18 Million Education Programme Launched for 150,000 Children | United Nations

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Source: United Nations (Video News)

Hybrid press briefing by the UN Children’s Fund with Yasmine Sherif, Education Cannot Wait Executive Director, Oksen Lisovyi, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine and Yevhen Kudriavets, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The Government of Ukraine and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today (12 Mar) US$18 million in catalytic grant funding for a new Multi-Year Resilience Programme that will benefit over 150,000 children across ten of Ukraine’s most impacted areas.

New grant – delivered by Kyiv School of Economics Institute and Finn Church Aid, in collaboration with the Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science and other key Ukrainian partners – seeks to mobilize additional US$17 million in funding.

The new catalytic grant builds on ECW’s US$6.5 million in previous investments in Ukraine, which have already reached more than 360,000 children and youth – 65 percent of whom are girls – with quality education support. ECW investments in Ukraine now total US$24.5 million. This new investment benefits from ECW’s pooled funding, including €10 million in contributions from Germany. The Government of Japan has also committed an additional US$3 million towards the multi-year investment.

The new ECW grant was announced by Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisovyi and Education Cannot Wait Executive Director Yasmine Sherif at the United Nations in New York. During the launch, Lisovyi and Sherif called on donors to urgently mobilize an additional US$17 million to fully fund the two-year programme.

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