The iMlango Junior Debaters Contest is in full swing across all four counties with students working together in groups to formulate and submit their responses. Once submitted, the Great Debaters team will then evaluate each response before announcing who has made it through to the second round, which commences after the August holidays. Elsewhere in Kenya, the field team held insightful meetings with county education officials in Kajiado County. They provided an update on the programme and shared the progress that is being made through the sustainability initiative.
In London, we participated in the Girls’ Education Forum that was organised by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Global Citizen and CHIME FOR CHANGE, to help raise global ambitions on girls’ education. The forum brought together governments, private sector stakeholders, civil society partners and education champions to drive the implementation of the global goal to provide quality and accessible education for all.
At the event, Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening announced that the UK's Department for International Development will provide £100m of funding to help 175,000 of the world's poorest girls get an education. The announcement was featured on BBC News online, and we were very proud to see iMlango referenced within the article. You can read the article on the BBC News site here.
Until next time,
The iMlango team