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World Cup Summit sets goals for education

07-12-2010 08:22 BJT Special Report:World Cup 2010 |

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Just hours before Sunday's World Cup final, South African President Jacob Zuma hosted leaders from Africa and the Netherlands at an education summit in Pretoria.

The summit is the culmination of "1-GOAL", a campaign supported by FIFA to publicize the need of enrolling more children into school.

Attending the summit were leaders from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Togo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, and United Nations officials, as well as international sporting figures.

During the meeting, Zuma urged African leaders to ensure that parents have adequate funds to send their children to school.

He also called on developed countries to support education in developing countries.

Jacob Zuma, South African President, said, "On this historic day of the final match of the 2010 FIFA soccer World Cup tournament, we convened this summit because of a strongly held view that the first soccer World Cup tournament on African soil should have a lasting legacy."

The "1-GOAL" campaign has been bolstered by support from well-known sports, entertainment and political figures.

According to the organization, an estimated 72 million children aren't in school and millions more do not have access to quality education.

Ensuring all the world's children have a chance to finish at least primary school was one of eight goals set at a UN conference in 2000.

UNESCO is urging donors to increase aid for education in Africa.

It says aid for basic education in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped from 1.72 billion US dollars in 2007 to 1.65 billion US dollars in 2008.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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