Helen Grant is MP for Maidstone and The Weald

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Helen Grant is MP for Maidstone and The Weald and a member of the Conservative party.

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Read the new @FCDOGovUK @USAID @GatesFoundation @WorldBank @UNESCO @UNICEF #EndLearningPoverty report which shines a light on how we can build forward better.

We must all pay attention and act so that #EveryGirlEverywhere 🌍 is able to learn. https://bit.ly/39Kg5rs

Leaving Jordan 🇯🇴 after a packed visit, feeing inspired to see the impact and range of UK 🇬🇧 work in education 📚.

The diverse people I have met are striving to support #girlseducation in a complex context.

Thanks to @edugovjo, hope to return soon!

Fantastic to meet young women and girls working and studying in the #STEM 🧪 field today showing STEM education is for everyone, regardless of gender.

Thank you @NewtonFund for helping break down barriers to #girlseducation in Jordan 📚

Pleased to meet @QRFoundation today who are making education a reality for many girls in Jordan 🇯🇴

Their new 🇬🇧 #UKaid supported work will build crucial evidence on what works for improving education in Jordan, for boys and girls, in host and refugee communities

Delighted to see how young girls in Jordan from the Princess Alia Secondary School, supported by @BritishCouncil, are making international connections and addressing world challenges 🌍

It was wonderful to hear their hopes and dreams for the future #EveryGirlEverywhere

On #WorldRefugeeDay I spent time at Zaatari Camp meeting girls who have faced immeasurable barriers to their education

I’m proud of the work the UK 🇬🇧 has done in Jordan 🇯🇴 to support around 190,000 refugee children in the last year to access the education they deserve.

Delighted to be in Jordan 🇯🇴 with Ambassador @BridgetBrind

I am here to speak to women and girls to learn about their experiences and aspirations and to see first-hand how #UKaid is working to support inclusive and quality education for all children #WordRefugeeDay

This 20-24 June is @JustLikeUsUK's #SchoolDiversityWeek – the annual celebration of LGBT+ equality in schools!

It's fantastic that a record number of schools are signed up to celebrate diverse families, promote kindness and tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying

https://www.justlikeus.org/home/get-involved/school-diversity-week/

A pleasure to visit His Excellency Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola @NigeriaHigh today, discussing all things important between Nigeria 🇳🇬 & the UK 🇬🇧 particularly trade + investment @UKinNigeria @tradegovuk. Looking forward to our next meeting and visiting #Nigeria again very soon.

As we approach the commemoration of my former colleague Jo Cox's brutal murder in 2016 I’m pleased to support this year’s @great_together, celebrating and promoting Jo's #MoreInCommon message of unity.
To plan your own event or find one near you, visit: http://www.greatgettogether.org/2022

Fab afternoon in #Maidstone's glorious #MotePark at the Together Festival masterfully presented by Lucas Live Events with brilliant @SholaAma. Great to meet you Mark, Odette, and paramedic Paul Creasey. Hope to see you tomorrow for @UB40OFFICIAL + @aswadband. #queensjubilee2022

Very helpful update from @EnvAgencySE when visiting #AllingtonLock in the River Medway in #Maidstone today, discussing issues raised by constituents such as removing fallen trees from navigation lanes, unregistered boats, and more. @RiverMedway @Medway_Boaters @MaidstoneRP

Delighted to open, with my friend and colleague @tracey_crouch, the new outpatient clinic @MTWnhs Maidstone Hospital, taking one of the 🇬🇧 UK's best Oncology Centres to another level.

Co-locating cancer services is streamlining and improving patient experiences for '000's !

Pleasure to speak at @BritishCouncil digital innovation event @TheEWF in 🇬🇧 #London on the importance of selecting and targeting EdTech interventions to ensure #EveryGirlEverywhere can learn – including basic literacy and numeracy skills 🌍 ✍️ 📖

Great to see 🇲🇼 @minofeducation Agnes Nyalonje at @theEWF today to discuss the impact of #climatechange on schools & teachers in Malawi and hear the Minister’s priorities for foundational learning. We will work together to ensure #everygirleverywhere can reach their potential 🌍

Ended my visit to 🇳🇬 Nigeria by spending time with the incredible team at the 🇬🇧 British High Commission in Abuja @UKinNigeria. Thank you for all you do.

Una do well 👏🏽

Amazing to meet the @UNICEF_Nigeria team and discuss the impact of the #UKAid funded Girls’ Education Project (GEP3).

Through the programme 🇬🇧 #UKAid supported over 1 million girls to access education in 🇳🇬Nigeria over the past decade - what an achievement! #everygirleverywhere

Today I learned about the amazing work the @MalalaFund does in 🇳🇬 Nigeria and met some inspirational girls, teachers and education champions that advocate for every girl’s access to 12 years of quality education. 📚 #EveryGirlEverywhere

Wonderful to meet @profgambariCoF again. We discussed how the new 🇬🇧UKAid flagship basic education programme Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) can support improved access and learning for children in 🇳🇬 Nigeria, especially girls and the most marginalised 📚

Great to return to #Nigeria and meet with Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu @NigEducation in #Abuja, hearing about progress on #GirlsEducation, despite huge challenges, and recognising support from 🇬🇧 #UKaid supporting over 1m girls to go to school in 🇳🇬. #everygirleverywhere

Fab to return to our wonderful charity Dandelion Time today to tour their new HQ in #WestFarleigh #Maidstone. Since 2003 their unique farm based therapy has helped over 1000 #Kent children and their families tackle trauma and mental health issues.
https://dandeliontime.org.uk/referrals/

Wonderful to be with @TWBC_ChiefExec and the #Marden community bringing together local host families and their #Ukrainian guests at The Old Post Office coffee house today, supporting those fleeing such a desperate situation.

#KENT community spirit at its finest!

Tremendous buzz in the Gallagher Stadium today with @tracey_crouch and proud owner of @maidstoneunited @olivernjash as we watch the newly crowned @VanaramaSouth champions🏆 play @HRBFC in the final match of the season⚽️. We're already 1-0 up after 15 mins 👏👏Come on The Stones!

Another good day on the campaign trail in #Maidstone #Kent today, supporting our excellent young candidate James Reid in East Ward. Many thanks to @ash_rs1 for coming over from #Swale to join us. @maidstonebc elections @MaidstoneWeald @KentTories @Conservatives

Delighted for everyone involved @maidstoneunited on their marvellous title achievement and promotion. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Hugely motivated team in the @MaidstoneWeald campaign with only 5 days to polling day @MaidstoneBC elections 2022. Great reception on the doorstep for @Lottiedoes in #Coxheath. @Conservatives @KentTories

Huge pleasure to chair the 1st Girls’ Education Skills Partnership Board meeting, with our brilliant private sector partners, as we start to turn our vision into reality, helping educate girls around the 🌍 and empowering them economically📚 @FCDOEducation https://tinyurl.com/3veu8u86

Fantastic #Maidstone charity @DandelionTimeUK needs your help to create a Woodland Haven for vulnerable children and families who've suffered the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect.

All donations DOUBLED 'til 12pm 29 April by @BigGive. Donate here: http://ow.ly/YTan50IJwlk

Will @JuliaLopezMP @DCMS tell us why the government is failing to consider @Channel4's detailed sustainability plans, submitted to them in January 2022, as a viable alternative to privatisation? @UKParliament @HouseofCommons @NadineDorries @PactUK @Broadcastnow @DiversityAPPG

Good discussion at 7th Economic Development Forum with 🇬🇧🇳🇬 Trade Ministers @PennyMordaunt and @NiyiAdebayo_, reaffirming our commitment to deepen #trade relationships, remove barriers to trade and improve the economic and social wellbeing of both of our nations. @tradegovuk

A pleasure to co-chair our Legal Services Working Group yesterday with my friend George Etomi @Geplaw, and welcoming input from some of the most distinguished legal professionals from 🇬🇧 & 🇳🇬 ahead of today's EDF talks in #London. @MoJGovUK @tradegovuk @NigBarAssoc @UKLawSociety

Delighted that @HuddlestonNigel has announced the Government will establish an independent regulator in football after endorsing all 10 recommendations from @tracey_crouch's fan-led review into the men's game, following the Manifesto report of October 2020 https://www.ourbeautifulgame.co.uk/

Lovely to meet Sangar Rafiqi and co-directors of the Afghan Community Interest Company, doing great work helping to welcome #AfghanRefugees in #Maidstone into the local community through education, sport and cultural activities. Looking forward to working with you all.

Great team with Archie Dog out and about campaigning this weekend for the @MaidstoneBC elections @MaidstoneCCA @Conservatives @KentTories supporting the re-election of @LottieDoes in Coxheath and Hunton #Maidstone #Kent

Eye opening visit to Michelson Diagnostics today to see the @VivoSight non-invasive #skincancer diagnostic system in action. Fantastic med-tech developed by CEO @JonHolmes_atMDL and made in #Maidstone. This kit could make a difference to thousands. https://vivosight.com/

Great Q & A session in #Maidstone today with @BoroughWest ‘Learning Council’ - a wonderfully bright and enthusiastic group of young pupils elected by their peers to their council roles.
Huge thanks to all the pupils and teacher Alison Bunting for giving me such a warm welcome.

Excited to share my LinkedIn article detailing my productive visit to Nigeria here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/boosting-creative-trade-film-tv-industry-between-uk-nigeria-

Looking forward to the 7th 🇬🇧🇳🇬 Economic Development Forum (EDF) next week and my next visit soon. Thank you Nigeria!
@UKinNigeria @CatrionaLaing1

'Century after century women have been treated as the spoils of war'

The UK's Permanent Representative to the UN @BWoodward_UN talks about the Murad Code, a new global code of conduct to help survivors of conflict related sexual violence https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00168b9

Delighted to return to the magical gardens of @SissinghurstNT joining brilliant Head Gardener @troyatsiss to help re-plant the Poplar Avenue entrance, first grown by Vita Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson, and marking the @QGCanopy project @Platinum2022. @southeastNT @VisitKent

Great to be out on the campaign trail for the @maidstonebc elections this morning in Bridge Ward supporting our @MaidstoneWeald candidates @conservatives @KentTories

Great talk today with Laura Lee and Sarah Beard from charity @MaggiesCentres about the amazing work they do to support people with cancer, and their family and friends. If you need support, visit http://maggies.org to find your nearest centre #justcomein #KENT

Disappointed and unconvinced by @DCMS decision to privatise @Channel4 notwithstanding sustainable alternatives.

Decision leaves many unanswered questions. Govt must show how it will safeguard the remit in legislation and protect the independent production sector. @DiversityAPPG

👇Check out the amazing visual summary from the #CSW66 'Girls Voices on Climate Action' event where @HelenGrantMP highlighted importance of quality education to empower girls to lead change in their communities. https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1oxwuq845cauCvIEK2KNvfJWrck54zAjv%2Fview%3Fusp%3Dsharing&data=04%7C01%7Cs-mcinnes%40dfid.gov.uk%7Ce150ed611c3e4974978808da132e38ff%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C637843386485785442%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=d%2Fl%2F78VvH%2FDyG7b%2FFWRbz5dLk9jSJJYKNYYTPCoRB3Q%3D&reserved=0
@MalalaFund @PlanGlobal @IYCM

My Trade Envoy and Girls Education roles go hand in hand in #Nigeria.

I've had wonderfully constructive conversations with the First Ladies of Lagos State @JokeSanwoolu, Kwara State @firstladykwara and Ogun State @HE_BAbiodun about trade, #girlseducation and #empoweringwomen.

It was an absolute pleasure to chair the Women in Production panel at the inaugural #DIT Nigeria Creatives trade mission, focused on Film & TV 🎞️📹🎥.

Our illustrious panel talked about the opportunities and challenges in the #UK 🇬🇧and #Nigeria 🇳🇬for #women in the industry.

Fantastic meeting my co-Chair, George Etomi @Geplaw and team.

We had a productive meeting ahead of our upcoming Economic Development Forum #legal services technical working group in #London next month. Looking forward to seeing the fruits of the planned legal business matching.

It’s been a whirlwind stop in #Abuja. Looking forward to heading out to #Lagos now for our Creatives Trade Mission 🎥

I’m excited to explore new avenues for UK #film and #TV stakeholders to network and #partner with talented industry experts here in #Nigeria 🇳🇬

Always a pleasure to meet with @profgambariCoF.

We had detailed discussions on expanding trade and investment in non-oil exports for the benefit of mutual prosperity between the UK and Nigeria.

We also spoke about the importance of my upcoming Creatives Mission in #Lagos 🎞

Good to meet @GeoffreyOnyeama. Pleased I could take this chance to welcome Nigeria's strong engagement at @COP26 & its efforts to implement net zero commitments.

We also discussed the situation in Ukraine, including the humanitarian impact of the invasion.

#StandWithUkraine️

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