The Producer’s Podcast: Global Education

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More than half of the world’s 57 million primary-school-age children who are out of school live in countries damaged by war and conflict and are denied the right to an education.  In countries such as Syria, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tens of thousands of schools have been attacked or are occupied by armed forces.  Conflicts, fighting, and displacement heighten the risk that children caught up in these crises will never go to school or will drop out.  Alice Albright is the CEO of Global Partnership for Education, an organization dedicated to providing good quality education to children and prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable. She spoke with producer Ruqaiyah Najjar in Washington to discuss what can be done to increase access to education in developing countries.