Inclusive Education

The main achievements in inclusion and equality are the product of the historical struggles that popular movements, ethnic and cultural minorities, and especially people with disabilities and their families, have led. The photographs in this collection represent those struggles and those conquests. They are a reflection of powerful wills, of dreams come true and dreams on the way, but above all they are testimony to the value and meaning of the fight for the human right to education.

GCE present to the GEMReport Virtual Photo Exhibition and you can access in HERE

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EiE CoP: Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Teacher’s Day

EiE CoP: Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Teacher’s Day

Education in Emergencies Community of Practice Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Teacher’s Day GCE’s Education in Emergencies Community of Practice is pleased to invite you to join a webinar with Lucía Rodríguez Donate and Hossam Bassaj. Date: 5 October 2021 Time: 4 – 5:30 pm SAST Language: Arabic, and Spanish with English interpretation. Register here: https://bit.ly/GCEWTD2021 Programme 4:00 – 4:10- Welcoming speakers and participants, Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia 4:10 – 4:30- A School that Protects, Lucía Rodríguez Donate, Entreculturas- Fe y Alegría España – member of GCE 4:30 – 4:50- Teaching Refugees at Al-Talyani School, Hossam Bassaj, Jesuit Refugee Service association 4:50 – 5:30- Q&A ...
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Literacy for a human-centered recovery: will narrowing the digital divide do the trick?

Literacy for a human-centered recovery: will narrowing the digital divide do the trick?

Literacy for a human-centered recovery: will narrowing the digital divide do the trick? This year’s International Literacy Day (ILD) 2021 is celebrated under the theme “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. Literacy is at the core of SDG4 Literacy is at the core of education and lifelong learning as defined by the Sustainable Development Goal 4. However, according to UNESCO at least 773 million young people and adults are lacking basic literacy skills today. Non-Literate people are disproportionately affected by the COVID- 19 crisis During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 1.5 billion learners had their ...
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Call for Proposals, GCE Youth and Student COVID Response Small Grant

Call for Proposals, GCE Youth and Student COVID Response Small Grant

Call for Proposals, GCE Youth & Student COVID Response Small Grant The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) works directly with youth and students to ensure that more deliberate and authentic opportunities for them are created, in particular, to lead the agenda and solutions for COVID-19 recovery responses within their contexts and the movement broadly. Therefore, in partnership with the Action Aid International, GCE is excited to invite calls for proposals to access Youth & Student-Led COVID19 Recovery Responses funds. Activities that will be funded under the small grant scheme include: Youth/Student Action led research which focuses on the impacts of ...
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Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Refugee Day

Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Refugee Day

Join GCE’s Celebration of the 2021 World Refugee Day GCE is pleased to invite you to join an Education in Emergencies Community of Practice conversation with Professor Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, author of "The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival" (Bloomsbury, 2020) and numerous scientific articles addressing questions of radicalization, discrimination, Islamophobia, and amongst other topics social transformations, and women’s exclusion. Date: June 17th 2021 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 SAST Language: English with interpretation upon request in Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish Registration here You can access the book summary here. To join the EiE CoP ...
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Sixth anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration

Sixth anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration

Sixth anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration By Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia, GCE Policy and Research Advisor #SafeSchoolsDeclaration Education has been and is continuously under attack in countries of both the global north and the global south. Although attacks to students, schools, teachers and more generally education communities are more frequent in the south, notably those living in protracted conflict and crisis, we must not forget that only thirty years ago, education was under attack in the very hearth of Europe. Muslim girls and boys saw their opportunities to attend school and university disrupted while they themselves and their families ...
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Education at risk of becoming a luxury in Vanuatu

Education at risk of becoming a luxury in Vanuatu

“I don’t have enough money for bus fare to go to school or training” With COVID-19, Vanuatu’s borders closed, tourism stopped, and the economy dropped dramatically, leaving thousands of people unemployed and unable to take care of their families, let alone send their children to school. Many voices call on government to distribute a stimulus package to parents who have lost their jobs to that they can send their children to school. Learn more in this video: ...
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GCE Campaigns and Advocacy Initiatives

GCE Campaigns and Advocacy Initiatives

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) Campaigns and Advocacy Initiatives Creating stronger global and transnational enabling environment for national civil society advocacy and transparency efforts Education Out Loud EOL approved the OC3 programme in November 2020. GCE is the main grantee and co-grantees are its regional coalitions the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) and the Arab Campaign for Education for All (ACEA). GCE represents over 124 national and regional education coalitions and international organisations. Its membership comprises a huge variety of national, regional and international ...
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Photo-story competition winners announced!

Photo-story competition winners announced!

Photo-story competition winners announced! In March 2021the Global Campaign for Education launched a photo-story competition. It had been a year since schools first closed because of COVID- 19. In that year over 1 billion people’s education has been impacted around the world. The Photo-story competition was developed as an opportunity to encourage people from around the world to document and speak up about the impact of COVID- 19 on education. After entries from around the world, and on the first day of the Global Action Week for Education 2021, we are DELIGHTED to announce the winners! Africa category WINNER: Saymore ...
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GAWE 2021 Social media toolkit

GAWE 2021 Social media toolkit

Global Action Week for Education 2021: Social media toolkit #GAWE2021 #OneBillionVoicesForEducation Please find included in this toolkit suggested social media posts to use during #GAWE2021 aligned with activities being undertaken by the GCE movement. For updated information go to the GAWE webpage DAY TEXT (Short text for Twitter and Instagram, long text options for Facebook, LinkedIn) VISUAL (Link to photo, film or infographic) Countdown posts (during week before GAWE) Global Action Week for Education is back! It is time to take action for More and Better Financing for #Education! #GAWE2021 https://bit.ly/3g9nT7b Global Action Week for Education is back! It ...
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More and better financing for education

More and better financing for education

GCE Statement, Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) 2021: More and better financing for education #GAWE2021 #OneBillionVoicesForEducation The Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) 2021 aims to mobilize public financing for education. Led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) members in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arab region, and partners the 2021 edition is being organized as a high intensity advocacy multi-layered space, in which civil society organizations in different regions demand concrete actions to stop privatization and the indebtedness of fragile states, as well as to achieve the necessary goals to predictably guarantee the funds that public ...
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A week of action to demand More and Better Financing for Education!

A week of action to demand More and Better Financing for Education!

#OneBillionVoicesForEducation: GCE Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) 2021 Press Release A week of action to demand More and Better Financing for Education! April 26-30 2021 Attention: All Media Houses For immediate release The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) 2021 #GAWE2021 #OneBillionVoicesForEducation Never has the Universal Human Right to Education been in such a danger. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education of more than one billion people across the world. It is also worsening the existing global education financing crisis thereby impacting the progress of the entire Sustainable Development Agenda and specifically Sustainable ...
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Education Financing Community of Practice Call

Education Financing Community of Practice Call

Education Financing Community of Practice Call Register here: http://bit.ly/GCEEduFinCoP Date: 28 April 2021 Time: 4 p.m. Johannesburg Time (GMT+2) Topic: "The Great Take Over: the role of corporates in the global governance" Guest speaker: Harris Gleckman/ Senior Fellow, Center for Governance and Sustainability, UMass-Boston; formerly UN Center on TNCs Agenda: Welcome and introduction by Vernor Munoz (5 min) Presentation by Harris Gleckman (30 min) Open dialogue (25 min) Languages: English with French and Spanish Interpretation ...
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The education of a daughter compromised

The education of a daughter compromised

The education of a daughter compromised My name is Anna Seck. I am the mother of Anna Aw, a pupil at Saint Gabriel College, a public school in Thiès (70 kms from Dakar). I used to sell local juices and I was able to provide for my daughter who was doing quite well at school. In fact, she won a prize for each of her essays. When COVID-19 happened, my business was severely impacted because the measures taken by the authorities did not allow me to sell my products. Markets and schools were closed, or their activities were reduced to ...
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No Chance to Catch up for Ionut

No Chance to Catch up for Ionut

No Chance to Catch up for Ionut 12-year-old Ionuț and his family live in difficult conditions. His father is often away, working hard to provide for them and his mother is ill and unable to look after the family. Because he often had to miss school, Ionuț is repeating the fourth grade. His goal for this school year was to do his best and catch up with his classmates. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, schools across Romania closed for months and Ionut was left out as he had no access to online teaching. His wish was for school to function ...
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Maritza Valdés Torres’ dream for her daughter

Maritza Valdés Torres’ dream for her daughter

Maritza Valdés Torres’ dream for her daughter In the small community of Mancura, in the Pomacanchi district of Peru, Maritza Valdés Torres, dreams of her daughter attending university and reaching professional opportunities. When school closed, and even though she received little education herself, she taught her daughter every day at home. Watch Martiza’s interview below: ...
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When COVID-19 takes away the only safe space

When COVID-19 takes away the only safe space

When COVID- 19 takes away the only safe space #OneBillionVoicesForEducation “In the future, I hope to be a school teacher” Zakariye, 14 years old, Somalia. Shamarke and Zakariye respectively 14 and 13 years old, used to live on the streets of Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. Like many other children, they were pushed on the street by poverty and family breakdowns. “I left my parents when I was so young. I do not know the whereabouts of my family” said Shamarke. COVID-19 has inflicted deep and widespread impacts on the Somali economy, endangering the livelihoods of many families and ...
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My contribution to society during the COVID-19 pandemic

My contribution to society during the COVID-19 pandemic

My contribution to society during the COVID-19 pandemic-José Luis Pérez-Peru #OneBillionVoicesForEducation Hello, my name is José Pérez. I am a geographic engineering student at the national University “Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos”. I have been fortunate to be a recipient of the Accommodation Scholarship awarded by the same university and the Boarding Grant awarded by the Ministry of Education. My contribution to society during the pandemic has been through the generation of the OXIMAP platform, which has been a great support for the most vulnerable families during Covid-19, by facilitating access to safe oxygen recharging points, cheap and, in ...
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How Africa can lead on Education in a Post COVID 19 World Report

How Africa can lead on Education in a Post COVID 19 World Report

How Africa can lead on Education in a Post COVID 19 World Report A new report ‘One Billion Voices: How Africa can lead on education in a post COVID-19 world’ is based on a desk top review of education financing in Africa, including emerging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It analyses government policy documents, national budgets, budget speeches, citizen budgets plus documents on debt servicing, domestic revenue, and taxation The report looked at the following 35 African countries. The report uses the 4S Framework[1] referring to the Share, Size, Sensitivity and Scrutiny of budget allocation. Data Collection was supported ...
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My Dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics

My Dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics

"My Dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics"-Muhammad #OneBillionVoicesForEducation 8-year-old Muhammad’s dream is to become a researcher in science or mathematics. With the spread of COVID- 19, primary schools across Egypt closed, and Muhammad was unable to enroll in second grade. Muhammad's family found a volunteer program called “the little genius” that seeks to discover students talented in mathematics. The family traveled 40km daily from their small village to the town of Kharga in order for Muhammad to attend the training. The program eventually had to stop as well, but this did not stop Muhammad who now ...
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One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

One Billion Voices Lobby Letter Template

Lobby Letter Template for the One Billion Voices campaign Purpose: This letter provides a template for any education activist or organisation to use to lobby their respective government leader to call for an increase and improvement in public financing for education. The primary audience for the letter is a Head of State or Government in a developing country. Please edit the language accordingly to address your respective leader. Your Excellency President or Prime Minister, We are writing to you today to ask for you to prioritise education within the next stages of our country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Education ...
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