CARE Canada Welcomes Federal Funding for Improved Access to Education in Somalia

CARE CANADA WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR GIRLS IN RURAL AND REMOTE SOMALIA

OTTAWA, August 27, 2019 – CARE Canada yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement of $11 million towards a project aimed at improving access to education for up to 25,000 marginalized girls in rural and remote Somalia.

"With this announcement, the Canadian government has shown their unwavering commitment to a more gender equal world for everyone," said CARE Canada President and CEO (Interim) Mara O’Brien James, after hearing of the announcement at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

The Improving Learning, Transitions and Retention for Girls' Empowerment in Rural and Remote Areas of Somalia project will provide equal access to education for up to 25,000 marginalized girls.

Implemented over three-years, CARE Canada will work with parents, local leaders, and women’s rights organizations to build capacity among teachers, schools, and local governments.

"This project will address inequality at the community level, creating a better future for girls, their families, and communities," said O’Brien.

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About CARE Canada

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. In 2018, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 56 million people around the world.

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