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Arandeep Degun

 

Hollie Nielsen
Education Team Co-Chair
AWEP, AWCCS

Carol Lyn McKelvey

 

Carol-Lyn McKelvey
Education Team Co-Chair
FAUSA, AIWC Cologne

“...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 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 & Highlighted Topics

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the FAWCO Education Team is to increase awareness of global Issues in education.E PRINT 04

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)

4. Access to and Initiatives in Continuing Education after High School (SDGs 4.3, 4.4).

Click on the links above to read the 2019 updates on SDG 4 from the Global Education Monitoring Report!

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Join Us!

Our Team is composed of, and always looking for, enthusiastic educators and, more importantly, members who are very passionate about education. Our 2020 Team members are Mary Adams, Karen Boeker, Devinder Buttar, Anne-Marie Bruner Tracey, Lindsay Nygren, Pam Perraud, Julia Schechter, Rachna Reiter  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)!