Hands on Hearts for the People of West Africa

Alice Albright and Julia Gillard of the Global Partnership for Education. Credit: GPE/Livia Barton

Alice Albright and Julia Gillard, respectively Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, put a hand on their heart as a sign of solidarity with the people affected by the Ebola crisis in West Africa. “Hands on heart” is one of the ways that people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone greet each other nowadays to avoid physical contact.  It allows them to keep this basic social norm (greeting each other) while respecting the safety rules to avoid possible contact with the virus. 

The Global Partnership for Education works in all three of these countries.

Follow the #HandsOnHearts campaign in support of the people of West Africa

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The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including 65 developing...

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