We Love Reading participated in the “Pathways to Transforming Education: Proven Solutions from Social Entrepreneurs” day during the Transforming Education Summit (Solutions Day), a United Nations GA event, at UN Headquarters, New York.
The Solutions Day at the Transforming Education Summit (16, 17 & 19 September 2022) provides a platform for partners to mobilize support to launch or scale up initiatives connected to the Summit Thematic Action tracks. Coalitions for action or other multi-stakeholder initiatives that will contribute to transforming education will be presented.
We Love Reading founder Prof. Rana Dajani was the moderator of the session, the speaker’s list included the Minister of Education in Palestine, and Honduras, and representatives of important education-related organizations such as WISE at Qatar Foundation, International Education Funders Group (TBC), Aflatoun, Study Hall Educational Foundation, and, Teach for All.
Dr. Rana said, “we are launching a report Pathways to Transforming Education, the report is a call to all educators and governments responsible for running large education systems to adopt a learner-centric and participatory approach to education’s policy-making and implementation. “
During the event, Prof. Rana mentioned the National Reading Campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture Under the patronage of Her Excellency Minister Haifa Al-Najjar.
Pathways to Transforming Education is the brainchild of the members of Catalyst 2030’s Issue-Based Education Collaboration, which has 60+ members from 20 countries. Created, written, edited, and designed by social entrepreneurs, the report combines the learnings at the intersection of education with gender parity, social justice, active and empathetic citizenship, climate change, and conflict.
The report aims to provide an evidence base for practitioner-derived learning principles that we collectively believe constitute the vision for a transformed education in line with SDG 4. It showcases innovative on-the-ground solutions from social entrepreneurs and reflects the perspectives of learners and ecosystem enablers, including policymakers and funders. It is a comprehensive view of the tools and perspectives required to disrupt the status quo of education systems worldwide and transform them by the expanded view of education laid out in SDG 4.
The Transforming Education Summit was convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality, and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.