Educate myself and share with others
Ensuring that all children around the world have access to a quality education is a big task but something that has to be done. Take some time to educate yourself about the issue from the statistics to how different organizations and governmental agencies are working to make it a reality.
"Like" the GCE-US Facebook page and share items from thE GCE-US page
Stay informed about all that is going on with education around the world and how we can continue to make the right to education a reality for all. Share with your networks what is going on with education around the world and how we can continue to make the right to education a reality for all.
Tweet my support of universal quality education
Follow @GCE_US on Twitter and share your support with your network!
Follow GCE-US on Instagram and share how you support #ed4all
Follow @gce_us on Instagram and share your support with your network!
Be part of a social media campaign or Google hangout
Twitter and social media in general are great mechanisms to share information widely and involve many people without regard to travel and/or location. As we work to increase awareness of the power of a quality education for all we hope you will join us. Follow us on Twitter can reach far more than one network and we hope to reach many through Twitter messages in support of universal quality education. Follow us on Twitter, @GCE_US, Instagram, @gce_us and use your social media network to help make #ed4all go viral by sharing what you are doing and why #ed4all is important for you and/or more!
WRITE A BLOG OR OP-ED SHARING YOUR STORY OR A FRIEND’S/FAMILY MEMBER’S
Share a story about how you have seen success or struggle either for yourself or others when trying to access his/her right to education. Share it with us and it could show up on our Impact Blog!
Build AWareness in my community in a creative way
Did you know that there are 124 million children and youth around the world out of school? Did you know that an extra year of schooling past the 4th grade can mean an extra 10 percent in future income? If you did not, chances are people in your community or on your campus do not know either and the first step to action is knowledge. Share the power of education through fliers on campus or getting permission to chalk a fact on the sidewalk in front of a local business or in front of a school or campus building. Don't wait for people to ask about the power of education--show them!
Write a letter to my Member of Congress asking him/her to prioritize education for all
The voice and collective voices of constituents (people who live in a Member of Congress’s district) have the power to influence a Member of Congress.
- Find your Member of Congress is HERE
- Find your Senators HERE
- Feel free to use our FACT SHEETS or GCE International’s report to guide your own letter
Meet with my MEMBER OF CONGRESS ASKING him/her TO PRIORITIZE EDUCATION for all
We have the great opportunity to meet with our Members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues of importance to us. Set up a meeting to let your Representative or Sentators know that you support education for all and why.
Teach a lesson from the Lesson for All in a small group setting or in a classroom
The right to education is not something that everyone knows about. Teach an interactive lesson from our new LESSON FOR ALL. Each Unit (K-3 and 4-6) and Module (9-12, Economics, History and Government) has 4 lessons and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the Global Competency Matrix. They include activities, discussion and multimedia.
Create a Photo Petition asking people why they support Education for All
Visual petitions are a great way to get people involved and give them a different way to show their support. Give a sentence starter like "I support education for all because..." or "Girls' Education is important because..." and let people fill in the blank. Check out our Resources page to see examples of this type of petition as well as a step by step guide to creating one!
Create a video illustrating the power of education
Love to grab a video camera, a flip cam or even your phone and create Vines or video instagrams? Use your tools to create a video that shows how powerful education can be. Upload it and share it with us and you might just see your video on our website or shared through our social media!
This year, Global Action Week will take place from April 24th to May 1st, 2019. This annual week of action calls attention to the urgent need to invest in the future of the 260+ million out-of-school children around the world. To get involved and share what this year's theme, "My Education, My Right(s)" means to you, check out the GAWE Student and Teacher Activity Guide.
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