U2's Bono and American Legislators Advocating Expansion of Global Education

Published: 2007-05-03
Bono, lead singer of popular Irish rock group U2 as well as social activist, met with American lawmakers, such as U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tuesday in an effort to devise methods for improving accessibility to worldwide education.

According to Yahoo! News, Bono, Clinton, Rita Lowey (N.Y. representative) and Spencer Bachus (Atlanta Representative) gathered to lobby for a previously drafted bill that was never put into practice and that would increase the amount of money going to educating children in underdeveloped countries to $10 billion.

By encouraging Americans to take the initiative, Bono hopes that that other more privileged areas of the world, especially Europe will follow in their footsteps and maybe even go above and beyond the proposed American contributions

Close to 80 million children around the world are without access to education as basic as elementary level schooling. Studies have shown that education is an essential asset in preventing the rise of impoverishment and HIV/Aids.
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Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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