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World leaders and youth come together to discuss the global education crisis

POSTED September 20, 2022

World leaders and youth come together to discuss the global education crisis

Learn about the seven global initiatives to change launched at the UN’s Transforming Education Summit

A boy learns on the computer as the world grapples with the global education crisis

It’s hard to imagine, but more than 90 percent of the world’s children experienced an interruption to their education due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why heads of state, government, youth and members of the private sector met this past weekend at the United Nations’ Transforming Education Summit to push education to the top of the global political agenda.

The goal was to take action and create solutions for recovering from pandemic-related learning losses. As a result, seven new global initiatives were launched:

  1. Create climate-ready green education options
  2. Connect young people to digital solutions
  3. Address the crisis in foundational learning
  4. Support children in emergencies, so they can access inclusive, quality, safe learning opportunities and continuity of education
  5. Advance gender equality
  6. Invest more equitably, efficiently and innovatively in education
  7. Empower young people to be leaders

This is a big part of our work at Children Believe, where we partner with children in emergencies to provide digital solutions so they can continue learning, help give young people the skills to lead and make change and ensure early-childhood education is accessible to all children.

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