London is preparing to host the 2012 Olympics in July. Athletes from around the world will perform to the best of their abilities to make their country proud by winning medals at Olympics. A recent BBC survey suggests that people in developing and middle-income countries get the greatest lift from Olympic achievements… Read more »
Next week is the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) pledging conference in Copenhagen. It will be an ideal opportunity for governments to renew political commitments to close the funding gaps in education.
Fhon, VSO Thailand/Burma‘s Education Programme Manager, was excited that VSO was invited to the 10th Meeting of the High Level Group on Education for All in Jomtien, the same venue as the historic World Conference on Education that launched Education for All in 1990. But Thai government and Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »