If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've seen my posts with pics of gold plated bathrooms that juxtapose against the harsh reality of an Afghani woman who went to school while under threat of death from the Taliban. The Global Education and Skills Forum is happening now.
“Education is worth dying for,”
she said to a spellbound and quiet crowd who then went on to give a resounding standing ovation to her parents, the brave impetus to her secret work to become educated.
We're in Dubai at the Global Education & Skills Forum with many world leaders (over 30 education ministers from different countries from China to Saudi Arabia and Iran.) It is quite an interesting mix of people here as Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK urged that
“Education should become a priority for the G8 because good education is a precondition for economic development.”
We'll hear from many more leaders today and much of it will be live streamed and shared over at Big Think and the Global Education and Skills Website.
You can't gold plate the education struggles that are happening worldwide as we all struggle to bring the education system into the 21st century and it is exciting to be part of this event with many other incredible speakers.
The Global Education and Skills Forum is an incredible event for educators, political leaders, and those who want to help every child in the world receive an education.
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