International Day of Education 2021
In 2018, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January, as International Day of Education. This year marked the third International Day of Education and Monday January 25 was the day marked for Celebration. The Theme: ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’ touched on collaboration and solidarity to place education and Lifelong learning as the focus.
Grade 5 A watched a short video where Mr. Jaime Saavedra, the Education Global Director of the World Bank, explained what Learning Poverty is. Our learners could make instant connections with our previous Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves. One of the lines of Inquiry was into Human Rights and Social justice. We read a book about Malala Yousafzi, who advocated for the right to education, for girls in Pakistan and nearly paid with her life. Her powerful story impacted our learners immensely.