Global Action Week for Education 22nd May to 28th May, 2016

Global Action Week for Education is an annual worldwide campaign, organized by the Global Campaign for Education and actively supported by UNESCO to raise awareness on education and the commitments made by the international community to achieve the global education goal.

“Failing to make adequate investments in education puts the fulfilment of the entire global agenda at risk,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

This year, the campaign, which runs from May 22 to 28, focuses on the theme of education financing, under the slogan Fund the Future: Education Rights Now.

With the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in 2015, the international community set an ambitious education goal by calling for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. However, it is clear that the success of the education agenda cannot be realized without a significant and well-targeted increase in financing, particularly in those countries furthest from achieving quality education for all at all levels. [1]

People’s Action Forum (PAF) very reason for existence is to see that every Zambian who’s life we touch has their door to the future opened through education.

As a member of the Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) PAF joins other Civil Society Organizations, and the millions of education campaigners worldwide in bringing the word to people globally – Education is the key to the development of any nation!


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