Geldof and Clinton team up for African education project

June 30th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 30 (ANI): Sir Bob Geldof has joined forces with former U.S. president Bill Clinton to launch a 4.7 million pounds campaign for the education of children in Africa.

The pair hopes that the project will provide more access to schools for 1.2 million children in Malawi and Rwanda.

The funds are expected to pay for the building of four new training centres and 4,000 teachers to help give African kids a better start in life.

We are trying to make a hole in the huge need Rwanda and Malawi have for primary teachers, The Sun quoted Clinton, as saying.

Sir Bob added: Its what Live 8 was all about.

The former Boomtown Rats star organised a series of Live 8 benefit concerts in 2005 to help draw attention to poverty in Africa. (ANI)

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