Happy Holidays from GCE-US 2022 with holiday lights and GCE-US logo

Happy Holidays from GCE-US! We are grateful for your vital support and partnership to ensure all children and youth access high-quality, inclusive education!

A group of three girls read from learning materials in a learning center supported by Education Cannot Wait

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Education Cannot Wait (ECW) High-Level Financing Conference (HLFC)February 16-17, 2023, online and in person in Geneva, Switzerland. Register here before registration closes December 31, 2022!
    • The ECW HLFC will include a high-level segment on 16 February 2023, inviting political and other leaders to position the educational needs of the 222 million children and adolescents left behind in crises high on the international agenda, including announcements of financial contributions in support of Education Cannot Wait.
    • The second full day of the Conference on 17 February 2023 will be dedicated to a series of roundtable discussions aimed at sharing ideas, experiences, and stories, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and innovation.
222 Million Dreams: U.S. Government Support to Education Cannot Wait. Students with blue backpacks in a learning center supported by Education Cannot Wait, USAID, and UNICEF.

Urge the U.S. Government to fund 222 Million Dreams for Children & Youth in Emergency and Crisis Settings!

Together, let’s urge U.S. leadership to pledge at least $158 million over four years at the ECW High-Level Financing Conference using this Action Toolkit and/or by sending an e-mail to U.S. government representatives using this easy tool, thanks to our coalition member and partner, JRS/USA.

Learn more: Read the U.S. Government Case for Investment to Education Cannot Wait here.



December Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Meeting

Thank you to all speakers and participants for your engagement and partnership! We appreciated hearing from the following speakers:

  • Manos Antoninis - Director, UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report
  • Veronika Hilber - Advocacy Officer, Christian Blind Mission
  • Shivani Gupta - Technical Advisor - Inclusion, Christian Blind Mission
  • Maria Benavides - Early Childhood Development Coordinator, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
  • Effie Kaminyoghe - Programme Manager, Sightsavers
Thank you to all speakers & participants at the December 7, 2022, Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Meeting, including Manos Antoninis, Director of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report; Veronika Hilber, Advocacy Officer at Christian Blind Mission (CBM); Shivani Gupta, Technical Advisor-Inclusion at Christian Blind Mission (CBM); Maria Benavides, Early Childhood Development Coordinator at the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies; and Effie Kaminyoghe, Programme Manager at Sightsavers.
Images from the GCE-US 2023 Coalition and Advocacy Planning Session. GCE-US logo and a stack of books at the bottom of the visual.

We are grateful to all partners who joined in-person & virtually for the GCE-US 2023 Coalition and Advocacy Planning Session last month! Thank you to our coalition member, Childhood Education International, for hosting! Together, we discussed key opportunities across our coalition for the upcoming year.

>> Please share ideas through this brief survey on ways you/your organization would like to engage with the GCE-US coalition, and how you/your organization might be able to contribute, such as by hosting a coalition meeting in-person at your location, featuring your work and writing a GCE-US action blog, etc. 

We very much appreciate everyone's active engagement in GCE-US coalition, partner, advocacy, and community meetings and activities as dedicated coalition members, partners, supporters, and advocates! 

First Focus on Children Presents: Big Ideas 2023. Bringing innovative thinkers together to examine the needs of children & propose groundbreaking ways to improve their lives. To learn more go to: FirstFocus.org/BIGIDEAS2023

Just Launched!

In the latest First Focus on Children Big Ideas 2023 publication, the GCE-US team wrote, "Investing in Learners Every Step of the Way: Financing Education in Emergencies."

Download your copy & read here: https://bit.ly/Big-Ideas-2023 >> our chapter starts on page 174

First Focus on Children is also leading an International Children’s Appropriations Collaborative Project so that the U.S.-based international child advocacy community can develop a combined document with proposed language for child-focused provisions in the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill and report. Please email Kathy Sacco (kathys@firstfocus.org) and Miriam Abaya (miriama@firstfocus.org) to get involved!

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💕 Please join us in supporting global education, girls’ education, disability-inclusive education, early learning, and education in emergencies/crises for children & youth around the 🌎 with the Global Campaign For Education-US

⏰ Meta/Facebook's recurring donation match runs through December 31, 2022, or until the $7 million match fund is spent.

🥰 Please consider giving here today - all recurring or one-time contributions make a tremendous difference! For example, $50/month (with this match to then equal $100) makes it possible to train a student / youth leader to help them champion and speak out on education for all with global and local leaders!


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