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.
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.
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).
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.
Writing in AllAfrica, Commissioner Amel Karboul articulates a vision to move from a lost generation to a learning generation by expanding educational opportunity.
For their Education Commission consultation, Local Youth Corner Cameroon brought together more than 100 students and civil society leaders representing over 20 sub-Saharan African countries.