Kuwait pledges USD 30 mln for int’l education initiative

Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Minister of Education Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf pledged USD 30 million to the Global Education Initiative.

The grant is part of Kuwait’s commitment to improve education around the world, especially in the light of the impact of the coronavirus, Dr. Al-Mudhaf said while heading the Kuwaiti delegation at the Global Education Summit in the UK on Thursday.

The conference aims to ensure proper education for this generation, taking gender equality into consideration, he noted.

Kuwait had financed many educational projects through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), covering 107 countries, as part of the UN sustainable development goals, he added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Al-Mudhaf said that KFAED and the UK’s Foreign Ministry had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2019 to prepare for Kuwait to host a conference on supporting education in Somalia.

The Summit is held from July 28-29 and is attended by several world leaders, prime ministers, education ministers and senior officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO, Islamic Development Bank and others.

Source: Kuwait News Agency