USAID Announces $36 Million Project to Support Education in Yemen

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the award of a $36 million activity to support education for Yemeni children.

The five-year Gateway to Education activity will address both the immediate needs of in-school and out-of-school children and the long-term issue of rebuilding a functioning education system for the school-aged population. This includes four key areas that are aligned with Yemen’s Transition Education Plan: safe and equitable access to education; improved teaching and learning; improved facilities and supplies; and strengthened institutional capacities.

“With an estimated 2.3 million children out of school and over 2,000 schools in need of repair in Yemen, the challenges to ensuring a quality education system are many and significant,” said USAID/Yemen Senior Development Advisor Mary Eileen Devitt. “USAID is proud to partner with Yemen to support ongoing development of a strengthened, resilient education system able to meet the complex learning needs of the children of Yemen.”

Save the Children Federation will implement the activity throughout Yemen.

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partners with the people of Yemen to address the humanitarian and development needs of the country. USAID is working with international and local organizations to rebuild key social and economic institutions, help address the underlying causes of instability, and build the foundation for durable peace and prosperity to foster a path to Yemen’s self-reliance. For more information, visit:

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