Halfway through 2017: Is the glass half full? Highlights from the PAL Network 5th Steering Committee meeting

The fifth Steering Committee meeting of the People’s Action for Learning Network (PAL Network) was held in Nairobi Kenya, on 24th and 25th August 2017.

PAL Network contributions to SDG 4 monitoring

PAL Network organised a consultative meeting with experts  familiar with citizen-led assessments and engaged in forums and advisory groups developing indicators designed to measure countries’ progress towards the SDG4.

My Teachers, The Special Heroes!

I remember I was about six years, I had mixed excitement and fears. My mother took me to Mvuleni pre-school where I met Mr. Jela, the only teacher in the school.

World Teachers Day 2017- Inciting Rebellion to Reclaim Learning and Acknowledging Our Crafters

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.

Shaping the next generation: Supporting Teachers to succeed

As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Teachers’ Day, I cannot help but recall vividly the moments I spent in the classroom, right from pre-school to college.

Education takes center stage during Global Goals Week

One year after the Learning Generation report launch, Commission leadership met in New York to review how recommendations have become action and discuss how to best accelerate progress across the four transformations called for in the report.

Two years down, 13 to go – Checking in on our progress towards the SDGs

September 25th 2017, marks two years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. This momentous anniversary is an occasion for us all to make sure the SDGs remain high on the global agenda. It’s also a chance to join the UN SDG campaign in their Global Day of Action, which appeals to civil society, volunteers and citizens (#Act4SDGs).

Liberating Literacies on International Literacy Day 2017: Rewriting the codes for 21st century

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.

Literacy, key to inclusive and digital societies

Every September 8, on International Literacy day, my thoughts go to the illiterate women in Kenya. A day that reminds me of the significant proportion of women who are illiterate.

Can localized actions to teacher and pupil attendance work? – Emerging perspectives from the Husika initiative in Kenya

It is a bright Thursday morning at 9:00 am as we arrive in Kilimani village in Kilifi. We meet with three girls walking from school to home and we stop to inquire. They have been sent home to fetch money for paying teachers.