After a successful pilot in the fall, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Teach For All Forum, an online platform for interactive dialogue with expert practitioners, policymakers, and scholars from around the world. Throughout the year, four exceptional leaders in their fields will convene for a week at a time to describe their breakthrough work, debate key issues, and exchange ideas with Forum visitors. We hope you’ll join in the discussion.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Forum will launch on March 9 with a focus on girls’ education. Ensuring access to quality education for girls remains a critical issue across the globe. While much progress has been made in recent years, with girls and boys entering school in nearly equal numbers, the quality of girls’ education still faces many challenges. For some female students, school is characterized by harassment or violence. Many drop out before they graduate. And when they leave school, girls are often confronted by obstacles stacked against their success.
What can practitioners and policymakers do to build on the progress that has been made and overcome the challenges that persist? How can we set girls up for success both in school and in life? What should we do today to achieve the most significant long-term improvement in the quality of girls’ education outcomes? Our upcoming Forum will bring together four global leaders in Girls Education to share perspectives on this critical issue: Mayyada Abu-Jaber, Founder of World of Letters; Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA; Urvashi Sahni, Founder and Chief Executive of Study Hall Educational Foundation; and Aubryn Sidle, Executive Director of AGE Africa.
Join us from March 9-13 at TeachForAll.org/Forum for what promises to be an inspiring discussion of how we can continue improving the quality of girls’ education around the world. And on Friday, March 13 at 10 AM (ET)/2 PM (GMT) we'll be taking the conversation to Twitter for a one-hour live chat with our Forum contributors as well as other advocates for girl's education within and beyond the Teach For All network. Send us your questions and be sure to join the discussion using #TFALLForum!