Roundtable: Bridging an unacceptable learning chasm by 2030
Abhinav Mathur, Brij Kothari, Colin McElwee, Daveed Benjamin, Eleanor Sykes, Neha Parti, Rana Dajani, Roeland Monasch
Million Sparks Foundation, PlanetRead, Worldreader, Bridgit.io, The Commonwealth Education Trust, Quest Alliance, We Love Reading, Aflatoun International
Sample solutions to rethink systems change, post Covid-19. Following up from the last session on Education and which scalable solutions and policy recommendations have come out of the first session through a 2-pager.
Dajani proposed recommendations to policy makers that include empowering local people to be involved to create community based solutions to enable sustainable change. Education should be child centered and must start from the home especially since schools are closed and the future of education is unpredictable. Out of school programs complement what is happening inside the school and slowly are becoming the only form of education. Most importantly we need to seek approaches that motivate children to want to learn for themselves to become life long learners.
There were many good Programs and solutions presented. The innovation is to collaborate and find how the different programs complement each other to achieve system change.