Denmark and Lego team up to educate girls

Millions of kroner to be given to Global Partnership for Education to help provide an education to girls in developing countries

The government has announced it will team up with the Lego Foundation in a bid to provide education to girls in developing countries. 

The partnership will yield a 100 million kroner contribution to the organisation Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) new initiative ‘Girls’ Education Accelerator’.

“It can’t be stressed enough how important school and education is – particularly in poor and insecure countries where it is so essential that girls are protected and have the opportunity for a better future,” said the development minister, Flemming Møller Mortensen.

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The initiative particularly focuses on getting more girls educated in 30 developing countries, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and Pakistan. 

According to GPE, it is estimated that 20 million girls risk being unable to attend school due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Denmark is expected to support GPE with a total of 250 million kroner annually from this year.