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April 23rd 2013 Global Action Week so far: news from around the world

International News by Global Campaign for Education

Around the world, GCE Members are campaigning to draw attention to the 1.7 million teacher gap, placing their focus on the problems children face due to the insufficiency of teachers:

Palestine: a full week of events will be delivered including a national press conference, marches across several different cities and a national round table with policy-makers in Ramallah.

Denmark: 167,000 students and 8000 teachers have joined the campaign using EFA materials as part of the Danish ‘Reading Rocket’ schools’ activity.

Niger: a huge amount of diverse activity has been planned to engage the public and policy makers in the debate, including politicians visiting several schools, public entertainment events profiling the need for qualified teachers, a series of conferences highlighting different aspects of the EFA agenda and a media campaign.

Afghanistan: one national and seven provincial events will be held across the week, including theatre and sports events involving children.

Mali: a meeting with policy-makers and a press conference will be held.

Egypt: a new documentary film is being produced for Global Action Week, as well as a national conference and a meeting with donor countries.

United Kingdom: Parliamentary meetings on the theme of teachers as well as thousands of children participating in an activity to depict their ideal teacher.

Mozambique and Sudan are both organising national marches to highlight the teacher gap.

Congo: debate on the situation of the teaching profession.

Norway: public awareness-raising focused on national newspaper advertising campaign.

Somaliland: public engagement events including a public symposium and a special radio talk show dedicated to the theme.

Iraq, India and Vietnam are all holding national conferences on teachers.

Albania: targeted engagement with politicians and decision makers including an open discussion with politicians and a meeting with the directors of the Department for Education.

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