Last February, youth advocates opened the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal with a rousing call to action:
“Youth are not simply beneficiaries of education. We are partners in creating a better world. Youth do not need to be given a voice. We already have one. What we need is the platform of education for which our voices can be heard.”
We couldn’t agree more. In fact, who better to advocate for education than young people?
The GPE youth advocates come from all corners of the globe and have vastly different experiences and backgrounds. However, they all share the conviction that every child has the right to a quality education that equips them with the skills need to thrive as adults.
We asked each of them “Why education?” and here’s what they had to say: