On August 12, the world celebrated International Youth Day recognizing young peoples' voices, action and initiatives, and meaningful, equitable engagement. The 2020 theme is "Youth Engagement for Global Action," and highlights youth action combating COVID-19. Learn more here!
GCE-US continues to engage in the appropriations process, both for FY2021 and for emergency funding related to COVID-19. We know that now, more than ever, robust funding for basic education is necessary, and we must find and implement creative and effective solutions to provide inclusive, quality education during a global pandemic. While we await the Senate's version of the State and Foreign Operations Bill, we support the House of Representative's topline number of $975 million for international basic education.
We are also working alongside the humanitarian community to request global funding in the next emergency funding bill to address COVID-19, including critical resources for children learning around the world with the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait.
Thank you to all policymakers, members, advocates and partners who have supported this advocacy! If you would like to get more involved, please contact: Suzanne Berman (email@example.com).
Next GCE-US Coalition Meeting: Thursday, August 27, 10 AM ET. To join, please RSVP here. We will learn about the new International Parliamentary Network for Education and discuss education response for displaced communities in Lebanon.
In preparation for World Teachers' Day on October 5, organizations are invited to share short videos on the importance of teachers, what we have learned from the COVID-19 impact on education, and/or how schools can implement lessons learned from the pandemic.
A new letter from youth to world leaders is gathering signatures calling for improved inclusion in education. Add your voice and call on world leaders to strengthen inclusion in quality education when schools re-open.
GCE-US Summer Intern, Zhuri Bryant, shared her experiences with GCE-US and her transition into becoming a Student Leader at Duke University. "While COVID-19 has shut down the country, GCE-US provided me with a safe opportunity to promote educational equity." Read more about Zhuri's experiences with GCE-US here!
Interested in becoming a Student Leader on your campus? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn more about how the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act expands the number of scholarships given to Pakistani women to earn their bachelor or masters degree at one of thirty partner universities in Pakistan.