24Jan

International Day Of Education

“Education is the weapon which has the strength and power to transform this world for good”

Education is a fundamental human right, a public benefit, and a patriotic responsibility.

In honor of education’s contribution to peace and development, the Nations General Assembly declared January 24 to be International Day of Education. Countries will not succeed in attaining gender equality and ending the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth, and adults behind without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for everybody.

4 million children and youth who really are refugees are not in school, 258 million children and adolescents continue to not attend school, 617 million children and adolescents were uneducated, and less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa finish lower higher schooling. It is unacceptable that their right to an education is being violated.

Today’s Sustainable Development Goals are focused on education.To lessen inequality and improve health, education is required. To establish gender equality and end child marriage, education is required. To conserve the resources of our earth, we must educate people. In addition, education is required to encourage global citizenship, counter hate speech, xenophobia, and intolerance. Nevertheless, the majority of the 262 million children, adolescents, and young people who are not in school are girls. Several more people who go to school are not proficient in the basics.

Written by : Rtr. Binowan Perera

Thumbnail Designed by : Rtr. Dinuli Jayakody

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