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Global Education First Initiative

1,000 Days

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.

'She Could Be Your Daughter' #DayOfTheGirl

Jamira Burley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jamira Burley

The Day of the Girl is a way for everyone to do their part and demand more, so that no classroom door is ever closed on a girl, so that no girl is married off before her 15th birthday and so that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

It Is Time To Do More

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala Yousafzai, the girl the Taliban shot for going to school and who has become the world's symbol for the right of every girl to have an education, will speak at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday today.

Malala Comes To The United Nations

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Ban Ki-moon

Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. This month she will mark her 16th birthday by coming to the United Nations and sharing an important lesson about education -- particularly for girls around the world.

Putting the Last Child First

Josephine Bourne | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Josephine Bourne

At the turn of the millennium, the world came together to promise that by 2015, every child would complete a full course of primary schooling.