Jobs & Skills

Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. – Huffington Post

Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. – Huffington Post

For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.

Education for prosperity and stability, by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi – Gulf News

Education for prosperity and stability, by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi – Gulf News

Today, the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity launched its compelling new recommendations to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all. Over the past year, I have had the honour of working closely with world leaders, policy-makers and researchers, as the Commission developed an ambitious vision to get all children and young people into school and learning within a generation.

The plight of ‘invisible children’ – Khmer Times

The plight of ‘invisible children’ – Khmer Times

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.