” Learning for People, Planet, Prosperity, and Peace “
The Ghana National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNEEC) will join the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day of Education (IDE) on 24th January 2020.
This year’s celebrations will run under the theme, “Learning for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace,” examining the many ways learning can empower people, protect the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace.
A Forum is scheduled to take place at the Odorgono Senior High School, Accra on 24th January 2020 where the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO and the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition will deliver key messages to be followed by a discussion with the students and teachers.
A number of other activities are planned for the day including a float through the streets of Ga-West District and interactive sessions will take place.
The Ghanaian commemoration activities are a call to action for all stakeholders to fulfil their crucial role in ensuring education for all.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.
The 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right, a public good and an enabler of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“Because, now more than ever, we need to mobilize. UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Education, is issuing a call for action – action for education. High-level political authorities and citizens, States and associations, teachers and parents of students: everyone, in their own way, has a role to play in making the right to education a reality for all. It is our responsibility to future generations.”
— Audrey Azoulay, Director General, Message on the occasion of the International Day of Education
Education is at the heart of both personal and community developments. Its mission is to help all people develop their talents fully and to realize their creative potentials, including responsibility for their own lives and the capacity to contribute to society.
It also contributes to the development of skills, concepts and tools that can help reverse or stop unsustainable practices and allow humans to live in greater harmony with the natural world.
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