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1,000 Days

Ed Gragert | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

For me, the most important significance of the number 1000 is the number of days in the period from the outset of a woman's pregnancy until her child's second birthday--a period that in large part shapes the future health, education and welfare of the child.

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

The struggle that girls face in securing an education is not a girl or woman problem -- it is a father's and brother's issue too. Therefore, as we celebrate Father's Day in the U.S. on June 15, I call on my fellow fathers to join me to commit to ensuring that our daughters have access to a quality and safe education.

Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

I'm one of the privileged few. I had the chance to travel abroad as an exchange student at the age of 17 during a "gap" year between high school and college. That year changed my life and set me on a career path in the field of global education.

Education for All Often Means Education for Some

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

With only 500 days before the end of the current Millennium Development Goals on December 31, 2015, the education goal to secure universal primary education remains distant.

Building Hope Through Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

A universal quality education must be inclusive of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to successfully create a skilled workforce ready to take on the jobs available in our current and future economies.