DC Event Invite – Girls’ education challenge: To educate out-of-school girls

The Girls’ Education Challenge – a UK Department for International Development (DFID) fund launched in 2012 – has invested £300m in the education of a million of the world’s poorest girls to expand their opportunities and improve their lives.

In July, DFID announced a new funding window called ‘Leave No Girl Behind’ which will target the hardest to reach adolescent girls who have either never attended school or who have dropped out. This new window aims to extend the impact created to date and presents an exciting opportunity for more organisations to get involved in improving the lives of the most marginalised girls.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is looking for organisations who can develop new and innovative solutions to get these girls into safe and productive education or work.  They welcome applications from individual organisations, or consortia, representing the non-profit and private sectors.  They do not require applicants to have had any prior experience in this area, however, they will value applications with innovative ideas and solutions to tackle this challenge and get some of the world’s poorest adolescent girls into school and learning.

If you would like to find out more – you are invited to an information and networking event on Monday October 17 in Washington DC. The event will run from 4-7 pm at PwC’s office at 600, 13th Street and will provide information about the new window, a chance for organisations to ask the fund manager questions and an opportunity for networking.

To confirm your attendance, please register using the following link.

If you can’t attend this event, but would like to be kept informed of future events, or for further information, please e-mail PwC:  girlseducationchallenge@uk.pwc.com.