A US development agency on Sunday announced up to USD 85 million assistance over a five-year period to Nepal for access to quality education for children with special focus on marginalised and early grade students. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said this expansion “strengthens the existing partnership between the United States and Nepal, reaffirming their shared dedication to Nepal’s development goals”. During an event in Kathmandu, USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia ZeinahSalahi said, “USAID has been a steadfast partner in Nepal’s development journey for over 70 years. These new investments will continue to open doors for children in Nepal and help promising young people reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to their communities’ and nation’s development progress.” The fund will support three activities, which includes USAID early grade learning, USAID education direct financing and USAID equity and inclusion in education, according to the press release.

Source-Courtesy of USAID