Rebekka Klingshirn
    Education Team Co-Chair
    Heidelberg IWC



    Michelle Miller
    Education Team Co-Chair
    AIWC Cologne

    “...a bridge from misery to hope.” – adapted from a quote by Kofi Annan

    Red background SDG 4 logo with white open book and pencilA basic education is an essential human right and should be a global, national and local priority. On September 25, 2015, the countries of the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of the UN’s sustainable development agenda. Education is a necessary component of every goal, and Sustainable Development Goal #4, to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all, places priority on the state of education world-wide.

    Education is essential to understand the world and be able to function effectively in it. There is a direct correlation between women’s levels of education and socio-economic status and health. Education empowers women to make informed decisions regarding their futures – knowledge is power!

    We aspire to shine a spotlight on issues concerning education around the world and feature the efforts of FAWCO Clubs in their local communities in order to bring awareness of these issues to FAWCO members.

    Mission Statement & Areas of Emphasis

    MISSION STATEMENT: The FAWCO Education Team’s mission is to inform about and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, particularly as it relates to women and girls. 

    Areas of Emphasis                                                                                                                                                     

    1. Universal Literacy and Numeracy (SDG Target 4.6)

    2. Equal Access to All Levels of Education, Pre-primary to Secondary (SDG Targets

    3. Access to and Initiatives in Continuing Education after Secondary School (SDG Targets 4.34.4)

    4. Global Citizenship in that all learners acquire the knowldege and skills needed to promote sustainable development (SDG Target 4.7)

    Click on the links above to read the 2021/22 updates on SDG 4 from the Global Education Monitoring Report!


    What's on the Education Team’s bookshelf? We have regular book recommendations and reviews. Find more in this article.


    Here you can find a Playlist of Virtual Meetings the Education Team has hosted in 2020:

    Playlist 2020 includes Juliet Cutler's presentation of her book Among the Maasai and Rachna Reiter's She Pilots! presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Join Us!

    Our Team is composed of, and always looking for, enthusiastic educators and, more importantly, members who are very passionate about education. Our 2023 Team members are Mary Adams, Emma Avila Collazos, Sara Bittner, Karen Boeker, Devinder Buttar, Juliet Cutler, Shweta Gupta, Anuradha Koratkar, Lindsey Krummell, Jonelle Lemcke, Nancy Lynner, Carol-Lyn McKelvey, Lindsay Nygren, Rachna Reiter, Rainier Sielaff, Tania Stanton and Keziah Watatua. Thank you to these amazing women for their contributions! 

    If your topic of interest is not highlighted above, please do not hesitate to email the co-Chairs of the Education Team for further consideration. Please contact us at . Additionally, we encourage you to stay-up-date by signing up to receive the Global Issues Digest (GID)!


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