Sending Office: Honorable Robin L. Kelly
Sent By:
Matt.McMurray@mail.house.gov

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Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us on a letter to House Appropriators to maintain current levels of support, at a minimum, for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, in the FY19 budget. 

Today, one in four of the world’s school aged children live in countries affected by crisis.  Of these children, 75 million are either in danger of, or already missing out on, their right to education. Through robust funding of global basic education and
humanitarian assistance, we can help reduce poverty through economic growth, build markets for U.S. exports, enhance stability and security, and promote effective development across sectors.

Established at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, ECW is an independent effort to transform the delivery of education in emergencies, by bringing together governments, humanitarian and development actors, and the private sector to deliver a more
collaborative and transparent response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises. 

To date, ECW has raised over $170 million, including a $21 million contribution by the U.S. Government. With both rapid response and multi-year funding platforms, ECW has already disbursed $78 million to support education in 14 different countries, assisting
3.4 million children and 20,000 teachers.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this invaluable source of assistance by co-signing the attached letter in support of Education Cannot Wait in the FY19 budget. For more information, please contact Matt McMurray at matt.mcmurray@mail.house.gov.
 

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Robin L. Kelly
Member of Congress
 

 

Dear Chairmen Frelinghuysen & Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey, 

We are writing to strongly urge you to maintain current levels of support, at a minimum, for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, in the FY19 budget.

Today, one in four of the world’s school aged children live in countries affected by crisis.  Of these children, 75 million are either in danger of, or already missing out on, their right to education. Through robust funding of global basic education and
humanitarian assistance, we can help reduce poverty through economic growth, build markets for U.S. exports, enhance stability and security, and promote effective development across sectors.

Established at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, ECW is an independent effort to transform the delivery of education in emergencies, by bringing together governments, humanitarian and development actors, and the private sector to deliver a more
collaborative and transparent response to the educational needs of children and youth affected by crises. 

By mobilizing resources from both the public and private sectors, Education Cannot Wait has already allocated funds to help ensure that education and learning are central components of humanitarian response efforts, and that no child’s right to education
is disrupted by conflict or disaster. To date, ECW has raised over $170 million, including a $21 million contribution by the U.S. Government. With both rapid response and multi-year funding platforms, ECW has already disbursed $78 million to support education
in 14 different countries, assisting 3.4 million children and 20,000 teachers.

This funding should not detract from current humanitarian and development funding, nor from global basic education programs that are part of development assistance including bilateral programs and contributions to the Global Partnership for Education. 

We look forward to working with you to advance the goals of Education Cannot Wait and ensure that no child is denied an education. Thank you for your consideration.

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