Tuesday, September 29, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 5)

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The literacy rate has improved globally from 83 per cent to 91 per cent between 1990 and 2015 (when the last Global Goals were implemented), and the gap between women and men has narrowed. * Still, our nation is ranked 36th in education in the world.** The new Global Goals continue to stress that students everywhere should have free access to education regardless of status or gender.

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Challenge yourself to learn new things. Get that degree. Utilize things like CLEP credits. Help friends and family with their education. Join a tutoring or a mentoring program. Volunteer or donate to after school programs. Support and learn about OpenSource projects found at http://opensource.com/education. Donate to http://www.educateamerica.org/.

On a International level: Volunteer or donate to groups like the Institute of International Education at http://www.iie.org/.


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