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Cross Post from Global Partnership for Education: Youth voices and actions support #RefugeeEducation

Mahmoud Khalil, GPE Youth Advocate, 

Global Action Week 2018 focused on citizen participation and accountability for SDG4. In honor of Global Action Week, Global Campaign for Education-US and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) collaborated to host a Twitter chat about youth advocacy for global education. Alice Albright, who is the CEO of GPE, and Mahmoud Khalil, a GPE Youth Advocate, shared words of inspiration during the Q & A style Twitter chat in April. Mahmoud Khalil shares highlights from the Twitter chat and inspirational words below.                       

“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can rest”, said Nelson Mandela.                                                                                                                                    

Students at the Second Bourj Hammoud Public School raise their hands to answer their teachers questions, in Beirut, Lebanon on March 23, 2016. Two-thirds of the students at the school are Lebanese and one-third of the students are Syrian.  CREDIT: World Bank/Dominic Chavez

"I often think about (Nelson Mandela's) quote as I reflect upon my life as a Syrian-Palestinian refugee and my work as an education advocate in Lebanon. Many milestones have been reached in global education, including the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar in February, with high level political commitments to education.

But from where I stand, as a young refugee seeking to realize my potential, the fight for education for all the children of the world is an uphill but worthy struggle.

Every year, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) organizes the Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) to promote active citizen engagement to ensure the right to quality and inclusive education for all.

As part of GAWE this year, GCE-US organized a twitter chat #GAWE2018Chat, in which I participated alongside Alice Albright, CEO of GPE. We broached many important topics including the need to finance education, the importance of providing education to refugees and the impact of youth movements and youth-led advocacy and mobilization. Rich engagement from the audience made for a fulsome conversation." ~ Mahmoud Khalil, GPE Youth Advocate 

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