[Egypt] The Almas Jiwani Foundation announces new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International
12-12-2017 11:18:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 2180 | Tags:

The Almas Jiwani Foundation has announced a new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International.

A champion for gender equality and women's social, economic, and political empowerment, working diligently to promote access to education to young women and girls around the world, The Almas Jiwani Foundation's new partnership will improve long term socioeconomic outcomes in some of the world's most rural and impacted regions.

"Education is a fundamental human right and is essential to building equality and opportunity for women and girls. Enriching the beautiful minds of our young people will allow them to soar above the challenges they face with ingenuity and innovation. We are very happy to be working together to advance this crucial goal," said Almas Jiwani, CEO & President of the Almas Jiwani Foundation.

"We believe that access to education is a fundamental human right," said Alex Hill, Executive Director, Investor Development of Lions Legacy International. "The status and role of women is the best indicator to a nation's growth potential, and is a key factor in determining a society's standard of living. Through our team, partners, investors and the community at large - we have set out to achieve an ambitious goal: to democratize education globally. Partnering with The Almas Jiwani Foundation will accelerate our collective efforts in realizing this vision."

Currently, Ethiopia has a gender parity index of 0.82 in the classroom, and the low number of schools in the nation's most remote regions makes opportunity for education a challenge for most Ethiopian girls and young women.

This cooperation will result in the creation of several schools in Ethiopia's Tigray Region with a 1:1 gender parity in every classroom.