Global Action Week 2013: April 21-27
This year, Educaton For All focuses on giving all children access to a well-trained teacher.
Around the world, more than 61 million children do not attend elementary school. Part of the Education for All (EFA) movement, Global Action Week (GAW) is an annual worldwide event to raise the awareness of the urgent need to provide quality basic education for all children, youth, and adults. More than 15 million people in more than 100 countries participated in 2012.
Each year, Global Action Week focuses on one of the EFA goals to adapt to policy changes nationally, and works to mobilize additional political and financial support internationally.
The theme of GAW 2013 is “Every Child Needs a Teacher.” “Every Child Needs a Teacher” is a campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to make targeted efforts to ensure every child has well-trained and well-supported teachers.
How can educators in United States support this effort? It's easy:
- Find a list of actions you can take at your school and sign up to pledge your support.
- Teach a lesson from “Lesson for All.”
- Sign a petition calling on the government of Pakistan to ensure that Pakistani girls can attend school without fear for their safety.