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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.

The Rohingya Children of Karachi

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.

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.

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.

Article 25-A, Transition from Law to Implementation – 7 Years Down the Road, where do we stand?

With: 23 million children out of school; almost half of the 10 year old students having achieved the linguistic competence of a 6 year old (in either their mother tongue or in Urdu); 50% of grade 5 lacking competency of grades 2 (Maths, Urdu/Pashto/Sindhi and English); 42% of government primary schools in the rural areas without electricity; 40% lacking access to clean drinking water and 49% lacking functioning toilets, we can clearly reveal that education is NOT a priority across Pakistan.

A global learning community gains momentum in Mexico

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.

Who learns and who does not? Examining choices for including the excluded

The discussions in Pakistan around who is in and who is out – who learns and who does not – are getting louder. And so they should, as we now have a mounting burden of unmet milestones that are piling high.

Making the “Learning Generation” a Reality: Let’s Act on the Education Commission Report

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.

Education Commission Oslo meeting: global crafting for a learning generation

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.