Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls.
Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.
Through the programs below, students have the opportunity to play a role in catalyzing the provision of high quality education for all. We meet with changemakers, engage directly with students and schools, and build a more nuanced understanding of the realities of a world where talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Innovation: Models and Mistakes
Learn about the diversity of options and differences in resources available through visits to schools and educational technology companies in Boston.
Migration and Melting Pots
Examine the ‘ground-reality’ of immigration in education and work hand-in-hand with members of community schools in Tucson, Arizona.
Expanding Opportunities for Education
Work with a range of stakeholders in Sri Lanka to conduct a detailed analysis of the interplay between culture, ethnicity, geography, and religion on educational opportunities.