President Bush Doubles Education Assistance to Developing Countries
President Bush's proposed budget would more than double education assistance from $115 million in 2001, to a record $265 million in 2004.
U.S. programs in Africa have helped 12.5 million children go to school who would otherwise have been deprived of a basic education.
U.S. global leadership in education promotes real growth, reduces poverty, and brings hope to millions around the world.
In Afghanistan, the U.S. recently printed and distributed 15 million textbooks - now in the hands of nearly three million students - and 3,600 teachers have been trained in the latest teaching methods.
In 2002, more than 580,000 foreign students were enrolled at U.S. universities and community colleges to obtain skills needed to build a better world--a 6.4 percent increase over the previous year.
Last year alone, U.S. training programs provided needed job skills to more than 430,000 citizens in the developing world.
The U.S. is a major bilateral donor for the global Education for All Initiative (EFA), now active in 39 countries.