Almost 30 years ago world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child.

When the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September 2015 the international community recognized education as an essential part to the success of all 17 of its objectives.

On 24th January education is celebrated as a builder of peace and a contributor to development. It also brings global attention to Sustainable Development Goal 4: to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Education is the key to sustainable development and is helping children find their voice, gifts and natural talents so that they become creative, independent thinkers and lifelong learners!

In the past year, our life has been affected by a global pandemic. Education has been at the forefront of this pandemic as we attempt to promote a new way of learning and keep our students enthusiastic and safe. Urgent action is needed. Education is an empowering right and the only tool allowing us to overcome difficulties, move forward and transform dreams into reality.

The International Day of Education 2021 will be celebrated globally under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’

Investing in education means investing in our future. Julio Verne School teachers celebrated together with your children the importance of this day, and how fortunate we are to be able to continue on this educational path no matter what with high standards and acknowledging your effort and support as families. We will continue striving for the best education and broadening their horizons.

Here you have two links used in classes to spark discussions with our students.

https://youtu.be/_K9W8UwNqoA – That moment you achieve your lifelong dream

https://youtu.be/dtCDO29waIk – 1 goal, two girls

“Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility”.

Happy International Day of Education to all!

 

Flor Irod

4LIFE Erasmus+ Project Leader