World News – GB – World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2020 – Missions Box


NEW YORK – World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually on October 5 since 1994 as part of a joint initiative of UNESCO, UNICEF and the International and Labor Organization ‘Education (Education International is a federation of global teachers’ unions)

The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in Crisis, Reinventing the Future” With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the front of the stage, sessions and celebrations will focus on dimensions:

The goal of SDG 4 is « to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all » The Sustainable Goals Development Report 2020 denigrated the achievements made in achieving Goal 4, now that we are one-third of the way through the 15-year timeframe to achieve the goals

The report says that, even before the COVID-19 crisis, « progress towards inclusive and equitable quality education was too slow » (Emphasize theirs) The report predicts that more than 200 million children will not be still not in school by 2030

The SDG report included references to existing inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic UNESCO’s GEM report states that existing statistics on secondary education completion rates from the poorest households to the poorest households richer

* The average is derived from a compilation of nine factors, including the poorest and richest households

The disparity is so great that, for example, in countries like Mozambique and Nepal, the school completion rate is only 7% on average The averages in Niger, Burkina-Faso, Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan are even weaker

In just nine months, COVID-19 school closures reversed years of progress in education, up to 90% of all students were at least temporarily out of school

It remains to be seen how many children who attended school will return If e-learning appears to be a viable option for many children, the fact is that « at least 500 million students » have no access to distance learning This includes children in the United States and around the world

Many countries do not even have properly trained teachers In sub-Saharan Africa only 64% of primary teachers are trained It’s even worse at secondary level, only half of those in the teaching role being trained

The goal of SDG 4 is most likely insurmountable Remember that the goal is not primarily access to education It is about achieving quality education for all

Many teachers already bear the heavy burden of innovating and looking after their students as they are used to and as they should when acting in loco parentis Rich or poor countries, these faithful men and women are pushed to the limits of their abilities mentally, physically and emotionally

Please set aside time to pray for teachers on October 5th Write a list of teachers you know, then pray for their specific needs Pray for teachers everywhere And don’t forget to pray for children

World Teachers ‘Day

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