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Today’s invisible victims are refugee children holed up in tents, shacks and hovels who will never enjoy a first day at school; they are the millions of nine to 12-year-olds condemned to child labor and the millions of young girls destined for child marriage and denied an education simply because of their gender.
Writing in AllAfrica, Commissioner Amel Karboul articulates a vision to move from a lost generation to a learning generation by expanding educational opportunity.
Alibaba Executive Chairman and Commissioner Jack Ma convenes the inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China to discuss, among other topics, moving toward global education. Joining Mr. Ma will be Commission Chair Gordon Brown who will speak at a plenary session and on the education panel.
On the eve of the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Education Commission Director Justin W. van Fleet encourages the international community to ante up and support the new “Education Cannot Wait” funding facility for education in emergencies.
Girl Up’s Director Melissa Kilby tells us why “Girls are THE most powerful force for change in the world, but they need to be given the chance to succeed; and that starts with an education.”
Commissioner Anant Agarwal identifies five advancements critical to making online learning more valuable and available to global learners
Brown looks to Marshall Plan for hope in Syria crisis