📣 Don't miss it: please join GCE-US partners and advocates for this upcoming coalition meeting with exciting speakers on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 9:00am - 10:30am ET!
🌍 In honor of World Teacher's Day, International Day of the Girl and the 20th Anniversary of GCE-US, this discussion will feature distinguished speakers and youth activists who are making remarkable contributions to ensure education for all!
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We're grateful to our donors, supporters, coalition members, and partners!
2023 DISABILITY RIGHTS PHOTO CONTEST
✨ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! ✨
Do you have photos showcasing persons with disabilities as agents of change in international development? Do your photos tell a unique story about, or share a unique perspective of persons with disabilities who are directly involved in disability rights programming?
The Inclusive Development Hub is inviting submissions to the 2023 Disability Rights Photo Contest. They are looking for photos that showcase persons with disabilities as drivers of development, that celebrate diversity rather than reinforcing stereotypes, and that have an intersectional lens, showing persons with disabilities who may identify with multiple underrepresented groups or communities.
⏩ The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2023.
Winners and finalists will be recognized during International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 and will have their photos included in the forthcoming USAID Disability Rights Policy.
Call on Congress!
Take Action for READ Reauthorization! 📚
September 13th "Ready, Set, READ!" Hill event
On September 13, 2023, in the Russell Senate Office Building, GCE-US and partners organized Read, Set, READ! in honor of World Literacy Day. The event celebrated the power of literacy and education in transforming lives and highlighted the significance of U.S. foreign assistance to education, particularly for vulnerable children who face higher barriers to education, including girls, children with disabilities and those affected by crises and conflict. Read more.
A massive thank you to the following speakers for sharing their powerful insights:
- Former Chairwoman Nita Lowey
- Former Chairman Ed Royce
- Senator Marco Rubio
- Representative Lois Frankel
- Representative Grace Meng
- LeAnna Marr, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Acting Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, USAID Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation’s Center for Education
- Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS
- Carol Jenkins, President and CEO, World Learning
- Ngozi Lawal, Principal, Early Actions
- Dr. Alison Byrant, Chief Research, Data, and Impact Officer at Sesame Workshop
- Laura Denham, Government Relations Advisor at Malala Fund
- Maha Shoaib, a Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan, former teacher & current student who was recognized by the Teacher Task Force at the UN Transforming Education Summit 2022
- Kitty Close, Director of Government Relations, Basic Education Coalition and former Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. House of Representatives
- Francine Niyomuhoza, a Global Partnership for Education Youth Leader and student originally from Rwanda who has lived for most of her life in a refugee camp in Malawi
Thank you to the event co-sponsors, including: Basic Education Coalition, Building Tomorrow, ChildFund, Humanity & Inclusion-US, International Rescue Committee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Kenya Education Fund, NABU, RESULTS, The Borgen Project, Together for Girls, UNICEF USA, World Learning, World Vision, and the Youth Alliance Working Group of the Children's Policy and Funding Initiative.
All are invited to watch the event recording here!