Serving as a Commissioner on the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity is a privilege. In the short time since the Commission launched in 2015, we have created the Learning Generation vision – an achievable plan to ensure that all children are in school and learning within a generation.
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Today is a day to celebrate teachers, our personal and collective learning through our lifespans. Teachers include, engaged parents, grandparents, extended family members and friends who taught us our first coherent lessons for life and of course the formal teachers who influenced us throughout our lives.
Areeba is a Rohingya belonging to a migrant family from Myanmar. Her ancestors escaped from their land when it was Burma. They ran for their lives during the vicious recurrent cycles of purges against them as a minority group.
Rahima is a mother of five living in Pakistan’s province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Her youngest is only 2 years old, and the eldest is 16. Her husband and her eldest son frequently travel between Malakand in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi in Sindh in search of work and economic activities.
Across valleys, mountains and pyramids in Mexico, a week of intensive learning in communities along with children, teachers and volunteers in schools, university and was an awesome experience.
Gulalai Ahmadzai, just short of her 10th birthday and travelling a long distance in a convoy from South Waziristan near the Afghan border to Gadap near the Arabian Sea in the city of Karachi, looks bewildered.
On July 4, 2016 in Oslo – on a 350 meter high bluff overlooking the city – the final consultative face-to-face meeting of the Education Commission took place. With more than twenty Commissioners in attendance, every one present wanted to ensure that each second was fully accounted for without wasted moments.
For two full days I was honoured to Chair the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report’s First Advisory Board meeting (June 2-3 2016). Jeff Sachs our luminary Chairperson was unable to attend due to on-going strikes so I stood in, as the Vice-Chair. It was an extraordinary 2 days.
The demand for girls education has been rising in Pakistan but remains unmet due to poor access especially at post primary levels. The current net enrolment ratio for girls is 54% at primary level, declining to 21 % at middle and 13 % at secondary level according to the 2013-14 Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey.
Last week, I visited a village in the Northern Sindh province of Pakistan. There was much excitement building up with the construction of a new government girls’ school with state-of-the-art classrooms, a library, toilet facilities, and clean water supply. Everyone gathered around, spanning three generations of women, and shared their aspirations of what they hoped their sisters, daughters, and granddaughters would achieve with the chance to go to school.