Across the world, more than 260 million children are currently not in school. And for those who are lucky enough to go to school, the unfortunate reality is that many of them are not actually learning. Instead, they end up receiving an education that doesn’t prepare them with the skills they need to succeed in life.
Education in Emergencies
Making the “Learning Generation” a Reality: Let’s Act on the Education Commission Report ( NORRAG NEWSBite )
By Baela Raza Jamil, Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission).
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 9-12-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.
Using the Syrian Civil War as a case study, Jamiya Project Academic Adviser Paul O’Keeffe explores education in emergencies and how seemingly intractable situations present abundant opportunities for educational advancement.
With less than one month until the Education Commission’s report launch, Save the Children Chief Executive and Commissioner Helle Thorning-Schmidt explains why equitable financing and strengthening domestic education systems are the keys to fulfilling the fourth Sustainable Development Goal.
The Founder of Hope for Children Cameroon explains why “If we fail to close the education gap between developed and developing countries, we risk not meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.”
At the July Education Commission meeting in Oslo, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Commission Chair Gordon Brown held a press briefing to discuss the Commission’s work and how education gives citizens the “qualifications to participate and be included in their society.”