Education, Skills and Learning

Too many children are unable to achieve their full potential. Here's how we can change that

A student writes on a blackboard in a classroom at the Loyola Cultural Centre, part of the Centre Esperance Loyola (CEL - Loyola Hope Centre), a West African Jesuit organisation, in Agoe-Nyive, a suburb of Lome, April 15, 2013.  The cultural centre provides education programmes to those who it believes would otherwise not have a chance to succeed in school and also because education is crucial to the struggle against HIV/AIDS.  According to the African Jesuit AIDS Network, there were 120,000 people living with HIV in Togo in 2009, but HIV prevalence in the country seems to be on a downward trend.  Picture taken April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (TOGO - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) - GM1E94L005E01

Children need to be given future-friendly skills. Image: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Gordon Brown
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education; Chair, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown
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