Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Seeking to nurture learner-centered secondary education models that equip economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills and attributes so that they have the opportunity to make decisions appropriate for their lives. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Groups Announce Nearly $18M in Funding for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The partnership of five philanthropic organizations will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries.
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Call for Proposals: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur and several philanthropic partners announced a call for proposals for projects to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries.
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Investing in Girl's Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The MacArthur Foundation's Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries program aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant secondary education, with the expectation that advances will have positive implications for both girls and ...

"New Grant Programs: Spotlight on Girls' Education Around the Globe"

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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Raising the Status of Girls Worldwide

In connection with the International Day of the Girl Child, MacArthur joined a meeting about a shared commitment to improving the lives of girls worldwide
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UN Secretary General Announces New Global Education Initiative

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched launched a five-year global initiative called Education First that aims to raise the political profile of education and bring together a broad coalition of participants to improve access to ...
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries.
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Philanthropic Groups Partner to Increase Participation in Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The organizations will provide up to $5 million for efforts to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for marginalized children, especially girls, in developing countries.
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Five Strategies: Corporate Efforts to Improve Global Education

Scaling up corporate and social investments could improve education in the developing world, according to this paper by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings.

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Kristen J. Molyneaux

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Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager

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Meredith Klein

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