Education is Key: Celebrating educators around the world
UNESCO’s International Day of Education celebrates the role of education in world peace and development. This year the day addresses the disruption in children’s education due to COVID-19.
Education is a basic human right, a public utility and responsibility at the same time. January 25 marks the third UNESCO International Day of Education. The focus in 2021 is on restoring children and youths’ access to education, which has been severely disrupted by the pandemic. So far, school closures are estimated to have left more than a billion young people at risk of falling behind in their education.
The sobering reality of the pandemic once again highlights the crucial role that teachers have always played in education. Day in and day out, they facilitate discovery through learning and are often role models who inspire young people to be curious.
Over the years, Delivered. has spoken to many great learning heroes – educators and innovators alike – who provide young people with opportunities to develop and reach new heights. Here are some of their stories:
— Krisjanis Polans
Published: January 2021