World Bank Helps Broaden Education Access for Out-of-School Timorese

The World Bank has offered a grant of USD5 million to increase access of out-of-school youth and adults to education in Timor-Leste. The Second Chance Education Project, according to the bank, backs the Timorese government’s basic education equivalency programs for out-of-school youth and adults, enabling them to reintegrate into the formal secondary education system and bolster their prospects of entering the work force.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.