About Teach The World
‘Teach The World’ is a live, interactive, multi-media documentary created for and by schools around the world to raise awareness of the global education crisis.
Did you know that there are 58 to 59 million children around the world who don’t go to school? That there are 58 to 59 million children who, for a plethora of reasons, are denied access to education?
In the year 2000 the world made a promise; that every child, everywhere, would have access to education by the year 2015.
When 2015 arrived a monumental effort by all governments and agencies involved resulted in 85 percent of the children not enrolled in education at the dawn of the millennium actually going to school, leaving just fifteen percent of the number still out of school.
That statistic of fifteen percent in real terms equates to 58 or 59 million children who are still denied access to quality education.
To make sure that universal education provision doesn’t slip from the political agenda the world made a new promise: that the final fifteen percent – those 58 to 59 million children – would, by the year 2030, have access to quality education. This new promise formed the basis of ‘Sustainable Development Goal 4’.
However, because those children, the final fifteen percent, really are the very hardest to reach it may take all of those fifteen years, and possibly more, until the dream of true universal education becomes a reality.
Through ‘Teach The World’ we are creating a living, interactive multi-media ‘documentary’ designed primarily for school audiences around the world. The project is geared towards younger audiences because the children that we can engage with and motivate now will be, in fifteen years time or possibly more when we’re in the final battle to help every child go to school, the business people, the educators and the political leaders who can actually make it happen.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the worldNelson Mandela
When you provide a quality education, you will provide transformationSakena Yacoobi