“Social networking helped me realize my right to education.”
Ayman Qwaider, a 24-year-old Palestinian student from Gaza, has led several parallel lives: student, teacher, humanitarian worker and blogger. Ayman is currently an intern in UNESCO’s Education Sector, working with and learning about post-conflict and post-disaster education as part of a Master’s degree in peace studies.
Teachers talking about the Transatlantic Slave Trade
On the occasion of the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March), UNESCO Associated Schools (ASPnet) participated in a global videoconference for teachers and educators.
Educating for disasters
Images of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011 and the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 shocked people everywhere. The impact of such events on education include the injury and loss of life of teachers and learners and the destruction of school buildings.
Pan-African Conference on Teachers in Togo (13-15 April) Despite a great number of teacher development initiatives in Africa (such as UNESCO’s Teacher Training Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa), the shortage of motivated, qualified teachers in the region remains a formidable challenge.
Get ready for Global Action Week! (2 - 8 May) The 2011 Global Action Week (GAW) on Education for All (EFA) will take place from 2 to 8 May. This year, the campaign will focus on the theme of "Girls' and Women's Education", a UNESCO priority. The core campaign activity will be "The Big Story" around which many other activities will be organized. GAW is an opportunity to galvanize strong political support to achieve gender-related goals in education.