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British PM’s Special Envoy for Girl’s Education in Dhaka

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 22nd November, 2021 10:44:21 PM
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UK Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Girls' Education, Helen Grant, arrived in Dhaka on Monday for a three-day visit to meet civil society partners, education leaders and women to learn their  experiences and challenges faced in access to education.

"Excited to be in #Bangladesh for the first time I'm here to meet civil society partners, education leaders, and most importantly Bangladeshi women and girls to learn about their experiences and the challenges they've faced in accessing quality education," she tweeted.

She expressed frustration over the high rate of child marriage in the country.

“Sadly over half of all girls under 25 in Bangladesh are married before their 18th birthday. Today I heard from inspiring young leaders who are working to tackle child marriage in their communities, supported by @UNDP & #UKaid,” she said in another tweet.

She also met students of Jaago Foundation School in Dhaka. She believed that ensuring equal access to education for all makes the world a better place.

During her 3-day visit, the Special Envoy is scheduled to meet civil society partners, education leaders, and most importantly Bangladeshi women and girls to learn about their experiences and the challenges they face in accessing quality education.