Global Action Week
Take part in the World's Biggest Lesson 23rd April 2008!
Source: Global Campaign for Education
December 19, 2007
In 2008, Global Action Week will build on the previous theme of the right to education, calling for an end to all forms of exclusion from quality education. Over 80 million children of school-going age are not in school and access and retention levels particularly for certain categories of people for example, girls and children with special needs, are still low.
In Sub-Saharan Africa for example, fewer than 70 percent are in school. Partly as a consequence, over 800 million adults cannot read or write. Yet to ensure that Education For All is truly achieved, the challenge is not merely to guarantee universal access to education but equally to ensure that it is of good quality. This is essential because it is the right of all to have a good quality education, and because it will allow maximum economic, social and health benefits from education.
This is why the theme for Action Week 2008 had been aptly dubbed “Quality Education to End Exclusion”. Presently, campaigners across the world are preparing for Global Action Week which will take place from April 21 to April 27 2008. A Planning Pack for the commemoration has already been sent to Coalitions and the feedback has been rolling in.