Global education advocates and champions gathered and discussed updates regarding education in conflict settings during the Fourth International Conference on the Safe Schools Declaration, which took place from October 25-27, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria. Hosted by the African Union Commission, Argentina, GCPEA, Nigeria, Norway, and Spain, the conference brought together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society to promote global cooperation and strengthen coordination on implementing the Safe Schools Declaration.
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. Senior Fellow Shruti Nallappa calls attention to prioritizing education in the Kakuma Refugee Camp and how to build back better post-coronavirus.
Read here to learn about how opening schools again in the midst of COVID-19 can disproportionately impact students from low-income households. GCE-US Fellow, Shruti Nallappa discusses the consequences of reopenings in New York City.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global issue and has highlighed the ongoing racial discrimination against communities of color, specificically the Black community in the United States. Learn how racial discrimination in education negatively impacts students of color and what you can do to help. #BlackLivesMatter
Children can be powerful agents of change when given the chance to succeed. However, protracted crises and natural disasters have denied an estimated 50 million children their childhood and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Children’s vulnerabilities are amplified in emergency settings, where children are often exposed to repeated traumatic events. They are at a higher risk of being exploited, sexually abused, trafficked, and recruited into extremist groups. Adverse experiences during early childhood development can have repercussions on physical, cognitive, and emotional development, negatively impacting future well-being and functioning.
Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2019) – Global Campaign for Education welcomed the signing into law of the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act by President Trump on January 14. GCE-US, together with partners including Girl Up and JRS/USA , supported this legislation since it was introduced in 2017.
GCE-US holds a Youth Advocacy Summit which gives youth advocates a platform to speak to their representatives to advocate for global education on Capitol Hill. The summit includes a training day with panelists from various coalition members within the Global Campaign for Education and a day of scheduled congressional meetings where the Youth Advocates can directly speak to their representatives about why access to quality education around the world matters to them. Read about my experience here.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 and subsequent 7.2-magnitude “aftershock” on May 12th destroyed or badly damaged every building in Educate the Children’s project area. Over the following years, ETC designed and constructed two-classroom buildings at some of the 29 schools with which we had already been working before the earthquakes so that children can get back to achieving a successful and safe education in Nepal.