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.
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.