The Global Education Coalition March Strategy meeting was held on March 26, 2018 at the Partnership for After School Education (PASE). The main focus was on collaborative efforts to leverage the resources of the group and have a culminating product or project. The GEC will have a table at the upcoming CTAUN conference and 3 members of GEC collaborated on a workshop they will be presenting at the GlobalMindED conference.
We focused our discussion on a partnership project with UNDP and the Global Education Coalition to engage youth in an awareness campaign and competition on The Eradication of Extreme Poverty. The initiative is a UNDP, UNA USA, GEC collaboration with global reach. We will explore the potential for leveraging the vast resources of the Global Education Coalition as a network to address poverty.
As mentioned in the previous post, this multi-year initiative will target more than 100,000 stakeholders and consist of three components: a social media campaign under the name Speaking Truth on Poverty (S.T.O.P.), a classroom-based Model UN mini-simulation on the Eradication of Extreme Poverty, and a platform for participants to cast their virtual votes on resolutions that could end poverty (think the MyWorld2030 platform from a few years ago).
We discussed how to make explicit the connection between Global Education and poverty for educators and shared examples from each of our work on how poverty is addressed. Members stressed the importance of a flexible resource, adaptable for different settings and countries, as well as available in different languages. The initial goal is to have a website developed by the fall as a platform for the initiative.
Our next meeting is on May 21st and will be held at AFS USA. We will have our PD session at 3PM, on PISA and OECD standards. At 5PM, AFS will host a tribute to Tonya Muro. RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org