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IFGE welcomes the decision of Global Partnership for Education (GPE), announced on 31st March to commit up to $300 million to support education in Afghanistan over the next three years. By making education for girls in Afghanistan especially a priority they are seeking to prevent the loss of a generation and saving education from collapse. Financial support for education in Afghanistan will have to be continued and extended if there is to be hope for the future of the Afghan people. It should also be noted that Ireland has supported GPE with funding from Irish Aid for recruitment and training of female teachers especially in rural areas in Afghanistan. This has helped to raise the enrolment of girls in primary education. This continuing funding for GPE is an indication of Ireland’s commitment to girls education.