World Bank: Send 1 million kids to school
To President Zoellick and GPE Chair Carol Bellamy:
We call on you support South Sudan's strategic education plan. South Sudan’s future as a nation depends on the next generation getting a proper education. Please agree to $180 million per year in co-funding between the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education. Anything less than that will not be enough to make the plan a reality. Educating the next generation of South Sudanese children is the country's greatest hope for overcoming its political and economic crisis -- there is no time to lose!
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South Sudan is in economic and political crisis -- and its future depends on the next generation getting a proper education. The government has written an education plan and asked the World Bank and its partners for funding -- but bureaucrats are weighing the process down, asking for extra data and tweaking small elements. It could be years before it finally gets approved -- if we raise the proposal's profile with World Bank President Zoellick and leaders of the Bank's key donor countries, we can push it through!
World Bank leaders are meeting in 2 days. The ministers of key countries are boarding their planes right now -- let's flood them with messages and get 1 million kids into school! Send a message to the ministers now, then click through to the next page to call President Zoellick's office.