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Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

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International Day of Education

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Today, EAA joins the world in marking the International Day of Education, a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honor education and its centrality to human wellbeing and sustainable development. The theme for 2020 is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace.

Alongside our global partners, we are celebrating the strides made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), highlighting partnerships, successful projects, innovative solutions and more. We also recognize the work that still needs to be done to uphold the promise of SDG4 and ensure that everyone has lifelong access to quality education.

We are committed to our work to transform the lives of millions through education. We believe that access to inclusive and equitable quality education is at the core to achieving SDG4, and it is also essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure no one is left behind. Only through multilateral collaboration, cross-sectoral partnerships, innovative financing and creative solutions can we achieve SDG4.

We all have a role to play, big or small, when it comes to promoting the right to education. On this day, the International Day of Education, let’s all commit to education and commit to doing more.

Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms