Announcing World Education Week
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) and every single world government agreed on a set of targets. These are the Sustainable Development Goals. 17 goals that if we were to achieve all by the year 2030, every single person on planet Earth would be more prosperous and better off. Societies would develop equitably and we would all make sure that we achieve our potential.
Out of these 17 goals, 1 goal is Quality Education, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 4. Sadly, for SDG 4 as it is referred to, progress is slow. We have 10 years left to achieve a more equitable future for our next generation at least, and that is why we are launching our free virtual event, World Education Week.
Schools - get involved with World Education Week!
We are looking to showcase what we can learn from 100 Schools across the world, to promote a higher and better standard of education for all.
Consider the following questions to establish if your school should participate in our Global Showcase:
- Is your school a champion for learning?
- Is your school committed to inclusive and equitable quality education?
- Does your school have unique expertise?
- Can this be replicated in another school?
- Do you want to make the world a better place?
If your answer is an emphatic YES to all of these, please apply to host a virtual event and showcase your expertise to help the world!
Our World Education Week serves to strengthen efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 Quality Education ( SDG website). By combining and sharing our collective experience, we can accelerate towards making sure every child has a better quality of education.
Our Global Showcase
We aim to facilitate 100 virtual events which will form a Global Showcase during World Education Week.
We will provide the platform. You will share your story of quality education, in pursuit of achieving SDG4.
If your school is selected as one of our 100 Global Showcase Schools, you will host an event during the week and this will be streamed live around the world. Additionally, we will promote you as 1 of our 100 Global Showcase Schools across social media and publish the list on our website to evidence this recognition.
School event themes
Our overall theme for World Education Week is ‘Learning Today’. We are looking for events that are aligned with one of the following themes:
- Building programmes to enhance employability, entrepreneurship and life skills
- The use of technology
- Promoting the science of learning and teaching
- Deepening family and community engagement
- Focusing on wellbeing
Our Global Showcase application process
Apply to host a school event
The deadline for applying to host a Global Showcase event is 11:59pm BST (10:59pm GMT) 14th August. Please apply using our application form for schools. We will announce our 100 Global Showcase Schools in the World on 1st September.