58 million boys and girls in the world have no access to school. 250 million boys and girls finish primary education not knowing how to read or write due to low quality education. 751 million youngsters and adults cannot read or write and two thirds of them are women. People who don’t receive education are deprived of the opportunity to live with dignity and the chance to overcome the uncertain poverty situation in which they live because those who are the most discriminated against usually belong to the most vulnerable groups of society.
Facing this reality, and more importantly, determined to change it, a group of Jesuit organizations engaged in education projects have created a positioning document about the right to education that we are elaborating and sharing with you now. We invite you to read it, reflect upon it and make comments about it.
Furthermore, you can also find some pedagogical resources below for you to help discuss about the Right to Quality Education in your community or organization that we hope you will find useful. We invite you to comment and contribute in order to achieve one shared and collaborative position so we can let this document
(available in four languages) and work space be an important tool in the struggle for the right to education for all.
Right To Education, Right To Hope-
This is an awareness raising campaign promoted by the GIAN for the Right to Education that aims to contribute to our knowledge of education as a Human Right to raise awareness on education inequality and inequity situations and educate on the responsibility we all have in its defense, promotion and enforcability.
Its goals are:
- Understand the importance of education as a Human Right for everyone and as a driver of other rights.
- Raise awareness on the responsibility of the society in general to defend, promote and enforce the right of every person to a quality and inclusive education throughout their lives.
- Inform on the challenges and inequality and inequity situations on the fulfillment of this right.
These activities are directed towards educators, children and youth between ages of 4 and 18 years and for adults. They can be developed in formal and informal learning environments.
For more details : http://edujesuit.org