Girls’ education key to stopping poverty

Boris Johnson says it is his “fervent belief” that improving girls’ education in developing countries is the best way to “lift communities out of poverty”.

The prime minister has announced MP Helen Grant as a special envoy for efforts to support girls’ education.

It is expected to be a key theme of the UK’s presidency this year of the G7 group of major industrial countries.

“It can change the fortunes of not just individual women and girls, but communities and nations,” says the PM.

Even before the pandemic, millions of children in developing countries did not have any access to school – and girls from disadvantaged families are particularly vulnerable to missing out on education. whether through poverty or prejudice.


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