GCE-US is guided by the right of all children to have access to a quality education. To work toward that goal, GCE-US, in coordination with its 80+ coalition members, creates advocacy and policy strategies to influence and educate policy makers and the US public, provides and supports opportunities for youth to act on behalf of education for all and increase public support for universal quality education.
Youth Advocacy Training
The GCE-US Youth Advocacy Training is a biannual training program that both equips students and young professionals with information about education for all and trains them to be local and national advocates.
GCE-US recognizes that some stories need to be told by the owners of those stories and brings education advocates from other countries, particularly the Global South, to share their experiences and struggles with accessing the right to education. If you are a student or community leader interested in hosting a local event for a global education speaker, email infoATgce-us.org
To see images from our most recent Speaker Tour with Pakistani Education Advocate, Khadim Hussain, click here.
Global Action Week
Each year, GCE-US joins with other countries in the GCE network to highlight the great initiatives in advocacy and action that are taking place locally, nationally and around the world. Past Global Action Weeks have focused on girls’ education, early childhood education and the importance of teachers. Global Action Week 2016 focuses on global education financing—making sure that the right to education is fully funded. To take action this Global Action Week, click here.
Education for All Act
The Education for All Act seeks to build US leadership and coordination around basic education globally to ensure it is effective and targeted. For details on how to take action on this legislation, click here.
Global Partnership for Education
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is a multi-country education initiative that brings together donor governments, low-income countries, civil society organizations, and the private sector to achieve the Education for All goals. The centerpiece of the Global Partnership for Education is the establishment of a fund that is used to support ambitious national education strategies in developing countries. The Global Partnership for Education has worked to promote country-ownership, mutual accountability, transparency, and aid effectiveness.
For more information on the Global Partnership for Education, click here.