We Can’t Succeed in Anything Unless We Succeed in Education
In his insightful and riveting Q&A with international education expert Julia Gillard (former Australian Prime Minister and now Board Chair for the Global Partnership for Education) Jordan Shapiro of Forbes asks the big questions about education and development.
Why is education not THE international development priority when with 124 million out-of-school children the world cannot hope to tackle poverty, injustice and climate change? Why do so many well-meaning global education projects fall short?
Shapiro and Gillard discuss Camfed’s model of investment in girls’ education, and in young women and their communities, leading the charge for the next generation. They speak about maintaining a respect for local identities while providing the quality education that prepares children to tackle the issues their communities and nations are facing.
With world leaders just having committed to the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development, one thing is clear: We need locally tailored solutions, respectful of context and building on local resources, which build up not only access, but the quality of education. If we do not succeed in education, we will not succeed in any of the other goals by 2030.
Read the Q&A with Julia Gillard: Education Is The Key To All Global Development Goals
Other articles by Jordan Shapiro, featuring Camfed: