UNESCO Report Shows Sobering Global Education Progress

Fifteen years ago an educational framework was set in Dakar, Senegal at the World Education Forum that established goals to achieve “Education for All” by 2015. Since then, the number of children who are now out of school has fallen by half, but there are still 58 million children out of school globally and around … Continue reading UNESCO Report Shows Sobering Global Education Progress

Celebrating Teachers Around the World With UNESCO #TeacherTuesday

For ten weeks starting on February 25 we are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign. Leading global education voices will shine the light on inspirational teachers around the world along with UNESCO. The first honored teacher will be Esnart, a teacher from Malawi. UNESCO has created an entire map of the honored teachers (below) and … Continue reading Celebrating Teachers Around the World With UNESCO #TeacherTuesday

Education Lacks Substantial Private Sector Contributions Says UNESCO

According to UNESCO, education lags behind other global development sectors in private sector contributions at only 5%  and experts expect the education funding to stagnant until 2015. This lack of funding will irreparably harm the Education for All Goals that should be met by 2015, says UNESCO. In a recently released policy paper UNESCO argues that … Continue reading Education Lacks Substantial Private Sector Contributions Says UNESCO

To Empower Women, Give Them Better Access to Water

Bethany Caruso, Emory University Imagine going through your day without ready access to clean water for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing. Around the world, 663 million people face that challenge every day. They get their water from sources that are considered unsafe because they are vulnerable to contamination, such as rivers, streams, ponds and unprotected … Continue reading To Empower Women, Give Them Better Access to Water

Day 2 Dispatch: In Nepal With Coca-Cola #NepalNow

During my recent trip to Nepal I said time and time again how surprised I was about the country. It was honestly nothing like I had expected. I thought (since it shares a border with India) that it would be a carbon copy of it southern neighbor. That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Nepal is very … Continue reading Day 2 Dispatch: In Nepal With Coca-Cola #NepalNow