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Global Campaign for Education

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO's Ayele Ashagre and Allebachew Mekonnen from Basic Education Network Ethiopia

A chance to share ideas and meet education campaigners

I participated in the fourth general assembly of Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in Paris in February with Purna Shrestha and Stephen Nock, policy and advocacy advisers from VSO International.  I had already taken part in the GCE pre-assembly meeting in Nairobi, but this was the first time that I… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO The Gambia's Nuha Jatta (centre) at conference

Crisis of qualified and motivated teachers is real

There was a general consensus at the international conference Teachers for EFA in Africa: Collaborative Action to address the teacher gap held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19 -20 January, that the Education for All goals can only be reached when sufficient numbers of qualified teachers are employed, appropriately deployed, motivated and retained.… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Mohammed Haroon giving his presentation

Good quality education cannot be delivered without qualified and motivated teachers

Through our Valuing Teachers advocacy campaign, VSO has been lobbying governments and donors about the need for investment to enable the recruitment, training and retention of sufficient numbers of professional teachers. Investment in teachers will help to achieve quality education for all.

The relevance of our Valuing Teachers advocacy was apparent when I… Read more »

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A chance to share ideas and meet education campaigners

I participated in the fourth general assembly of Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in Paris in February with Purna Shrestha and Stephen Nock, policy and advocacy advisers from VSO International.  I had already taken part in the GCE pre-assembly meeting in Nairobi, but this was the first time that I… Read more »