Education

Arandeep Degun

 

Arandeep Degun
Education Team Co-Chair
AIWC Cologne
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Carol Lyn McKelvey

 

Carol-Lyn McKelvey
Education Team Co-Chair
AIWC Cologne
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“...a bridge from misery to hope.” - adapted from a quote by Kofi Annan

A 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 a new sustainable development agenda (UN.org). Although education is a necessary component of every goal, 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 in order to bring awareness of these issues to the FAWCO membership. Efforts of FAWCO Clubs and educational connections with UNESCO will also be highlighted in our monthly Bulletin.

Mission Statement & Highlighted Topics

Our new mission statement is Increasing Awareness of Global Issues in Education. This mission has been divided into four areas of emphasis:

  1. Global Citizenship (SDG 4.7);
  2. Literacy (SDG 4.6);
  3. Equal Access (SDGs 4.2, 4.5); and
  4. Access to and Initiatives in Continuing Education after High School SDGs 4.3, 4.4).

Collaboration with the Target Program

We are excited to be working in collaboration with Tricia Saur, Target Chair, as she spearheads FAWCO’s Target Program focusing on education. We look forward to travelling on this inspiring educational journey together. Find out more about the Target Program: Education.

Join Us!

Our Team is composed of enthusiastic educators and, more importantly, members who are very passionate about education. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Additionally, we encourage you to stay-up-date by signing up to receive the Education Team Bulletin.

Note: Information and resources that were included under Education on our previous website have been moved to Member to Member. You must be a member and logged in to view them. You can find links to Americana, College Guidance, Students Who Learn Differently Overseas, and Sharing Cultures here.

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