Thursday, September 18, 2008

Join ONE, support the Education for All Act!!

ONE is an innovative campaign bringing together over 2.4 million people to raise awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and other issues facing the world’s poorest countries. With the support of America's most well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations the ONE campaign is asking that the U.S. allocate a greater percentage of its budget to providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food.

ONE is dedicated to improving education opportunities for the disadvantaged and recognizes that education is a critical piece of the development puzzle and is actively supporting the Education for All Act.
About the Bill:
1. The Education for All (EFA) Act of 2007 would support countries with rigorous and accountable education plans endorsed by the Fast Track Initiative, and would also channel resources to post conflict/fragile countries through non-governmental channels.
2. Authorizes $1.5 billion in FY2009, scaling up by $500 million each year to a total of $3 billion in FY2012.
3. The legislation would create an Education Coordinator to report to the Secretary of State, with the authority to direct resources to various US government agencies for implementation.

You can join ONE and learn more about the Education for All Act by visiting their website

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