Yesterday at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague, it was announced that an additional US$250 million in funding has been provided to extend Partners in Learning (PiL) over the next five years.

In 2003, the PiL programme was established to make a valuable impact to the learning outcomes of students around the world. Currently it’s in 119 countries, and has trained 11 million teachers and 200 million students. The programme aims to equip teachers with the skills, resources and tools required for 21st century learning and prepare students for the global, competitve workforce.

Bill Gates, interviewed by Anthony Salcito, said that the the renewal is a testament to the programmes success and is "really pleased to see the continuing commitment to innovations that can help all students and teachers reach their full potential".

Renewing the PiL program means improving the learning outcomes of hundreds of thousands of students and honouring a strong, growing community.

Join the online PiL network here and read the full media release for more information.