Support the Global Partnership for Education | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

How can we help children in our world pursue their “right of happiness?” (“Pursuing the right of happiness” by Helen Hoover, The Bainbridge Island Review, Nov. 13, 2017).

One way is to ask our representatives and senators to help fund the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The 263 million children and youth not in school are hoping we will. With an education, they will be healthier, have more opportunity, and there will be less conflict in their countries. Sounds like happiness worth pursuing.

House Resolution 466 supports funding the GPE, and the true test will come in February, when countries and private donors make their pledges. Our calls and letters are “the power to help bring about that urgent change,” so education can help children reach their potential.