среда, 24 апреля 2013 г.

Dear Teacher and Student!

We all share the belief that every child in the world has the right to a quality education. However, no child has a chance of realising that right without an effective teacher. Right now, hundreds of millions of children around the world lack trained teachers, and we’re asking you to email the World Bank, as the biggest funder of education, to demand better support for teachers.

Click here to email the World Bank now.

This week is Global Action Week, where millions of people around the world are supporting the Every Child Needs a Teachercampaign

    •    There is a global gap of 1.7 million teachers to provide every child with primary education by 2015.
    •    An estimated half of all teachers in Africa have little or no training.
    •    More than 670,000 teachers in India do not have the minimum qualifications required by law. 

The result is that hundreds of millions of children are denied their opportunities to learn to read, to develop creative skills, to discover the wider world, or even to attend school in safety. 

While funding has very recently seen an increase, the Bank’s advice to countries on teachers has often led them to lay off teachers, shut down teacher training or to employ teachers on the cheap, with little or no training. We are therefore calling on the World Bank to commit to closing the trained teacher gap through its continued funding, its focus, and its work on policies and data.

Email the Executive Directors of the World Bank here.

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The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, have supported the campaign by appearing in our new film – watch it here: http://bit.ly/GAWFilm

Thank you for all your support for education so far!
The GCE Team


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