Education for all: A Canadian vocation

At a pledging conference earlier this month, Canada pledged a mere $21 million in new money to support the Global Partnership for Education over the next three years. In contrast, Australia committed $278 million US and the United Kingdom committed $353 million US. Can Canada afford to let its educational support for children in the poorest parts of the globe lag?

CIDA Photo: Samuel Gervais
Children attend primary school in Mali, where CIDA is helping the government boost enrolment and provide quality education.
Karen Mundy
Published: Tuesday, 11/22/2011 12:00 am EST

This morning, in every part of Canada, thousands of parents will wake up, wash children’s faces, and send them off to school.

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