Education, Skills and Learning

Good intentions alone won’t create opportunities for every child. Here’s what needs to be done

Grade school pupils are reflected in the water as they walk between rice paddy fields, on their way home after attending classes in Mogpog, Marinduque, August 19, 2014. The students said they walk for more than two kilometres, including walking between rice paddy fields, from Monday to Friday to go to school and back home. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION) - GM1EA8J1G3001

'We need to shift our perspective from schools as the focal point to having learners at the centre' Image: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar
Alumni, Global Shapers Community, StriveTogether
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