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UN Malala Day: Youth as Advocates for Education

Ama Owusu-Darko | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Ama Owusu-Darko

As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals quickly approaches, 550 young leaders from all over the world are converging at the UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate Malala Day.

Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser: A Global Visionary

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, along with Educate A Child, firmly believe that even when the challenge of reaching out to school children may be daunting, we can't turn away.

The Global Search for Education: Teach All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Teach For America exists to address the incredible gaps in educational outcomes that persist along racial and socio-economic lines in our country. We believe this is the greatest civil rights issue of our generation."

The Importance of #IamMalala on November 10th

Adam Braun | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Adam Braun

The voices of the people are what has always forced leaders to change course. This will be demonstrated when we call upon the president of Pakistan to create a cohesive plan to bring millions into school. The journey does not end there, but it is a meaningful step towards progress.

Pakistani Students Continue to Stand Up for Education: We Must Stand With Them

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

As UN Special Envoy for Global Education, I believe we must collectively realize a world where all children can go to school and learn. A world where school is a safe place and where no one is threatened for wanting an education.

Stand With Malala on November 10th

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala may lie in hospital and she may have been silenced for now -- but millions who now carry her message can find in the run up to Malala Day on November 10th an opportunity to speak for her and ensure that action on girls' rights and children's education is no longer delayed.

Teachers Matter: What I Learned at UNESCO's World Teachers' Day in Paris

Dan Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

As the international consensus suggests, we must put all the resources we can into investing in the village it takes to raise quality teachers.

Educating the World - No More Excuses

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers. And so the time for excuses is over, and action must begin today.

Putting Education First

Michel Sidibé | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Ending AIDS is as much a social challenge as a clinical one. One of the clearest lessons of the past three decades is that illiteracy and poverty fuel the spread of HIV and that education can slow it.