Refat Year End Message

GCE member,

Congratulations on yet another successful year, where you have demonstrated strong leadership in your campaign and advocacy work. Your dedication and commitment to achieving the Right to Education for all were inspirational and encouraging. Thank you for all your outstanding continuous contributions. You turned every obstacle and challenge into opportunities for growth, development and learning. Proud to see all this non - stop enthusiastic efforts towards our shared vision and mission

You made each day of this year count, and I cannot wait to see the coming year’s successes and achievements. 

Each year is a gift of growth and learning and an opportunity for all of us to shape who we want to be, now and in the future. Learning from the past let us live with hope and work hard, believing that tomorrow will be better.

Let us continue promoting education as a fundamental human right and ensuring universal access to quality education for all. Let us continue working collectively to end exclusion to education.

As a movement, let us continue unifying our voices towards education and continue our journey with enthusiasm advocating for quality public education; and overcoming all forms of discrimination.

Let us continue advocating for the educational rights of those affected by emergencies, disasters and conflicts and those still living under occupation.

Let us focus more on calling to action and achieving a positive shift in education financing alongside defining education's transformative role and power. 

Let us continue influencing governments to act towards equitable quality education for all. Let us continue highlighting the Education 2030 Agenda and work on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 ... including working together to ensure achieving other related goals. 

As outlined in the 2023-2027 strategic plan, we adopted during the World Assembly, our key objectives for this year and those ahead include:

  1. Stepping up our influence through advocacy and campaign
  2. Growing our collective ability to influence
  3. Diversifying and growing our membership, network and reputation
  4. Strengthening our sustainability and accountability

Let us all work towards the ambitions and inspirations we have set for ourselves in our new strategic plan

The new year is upon us, yet another opportunity to learn from the past, believe in a better tomorrow and turn the impossible into possibilities for all. 

I wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and prosperous new year!

Refat Sabbah

GCE President

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The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.