The following post was written by Sanaya Bharucha for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission). Sanaya is Teach For India's Senior Manager for Training and Support and is a member of the Education Commission’s
As countries around the world grapple with the challenges of the influx of refugees, many individuals and organizations are working to ensure that the basic human rights of refugees are met, including children’s right to education.
We’re excited to announce the launch of 1000 Student Leaders, our new initiative to celebrate and explore the power and potential of student leadership.
“He empowers his students so they can do their best...so they can change the world and be somebody”
Farah Mhanna is a Teach For Lebanon Fellow who teaches in a school located within the Nader Association, an orphanage with a mission to protect and educate children with serious social, economic, and emotional problems. Farah's students, a group of six 12-15 year olds, live at the orphanage, which provides them with shelter and care. Many of their parents and extended family members are routinely involved in armed conflict or were injured or killed by gunfire.
“I will do whatever it takes to help her achieve her dreams. My dreams were broken, but I will never break my children’s dreams.”
At the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in November, more than 1,500 experts and thought leaders from around the world gathered in Doha, Qatar to share solutions to the most pressing challenges facing education. The summit's theme—Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education—highlighted how in our interconnected world, we can accelerate progress by learning from each other’s experiences and creative solutions.