Planet Aid Joins Appeal to Invest in Education

Planet Aid  joined 70 other international development organizations and leaders in signing a call to action that addressed incoming U.S. Administration and Capitol Hill policymakers.  The letter warned leaders that, unless action is taken quickly, 800 million youth will not have the basic high school-level skills needed to join the workforce by 2030. The vast majority of these youth will live in low- and middle-income countries.

The letter underscores the need for further investments in education, which will reduce poverty, enhance security and stability, and promote effective, sustainable development around the globe.

"Education is the cornerstone of all development," said Planet Aid President, Ester Neltrup. "The needs of children around the globe must take priority or the next generation will fall deeper into poverty and lead to widespread suffering."

The call to action was released Wednesday, November 16, at an event hosted by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and the Global Campaign for Education-U.S. You can download the letter by clicking here.