Guaranteed equal and equitable access to excellent education, especially for girls

Do you know about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?  SDG 4 focuses on education.  The goal is to have inclusive, equitable and quality education for all of us God's children, as well as for us to foster access to lifelong learning opportunities for all.  My late parents were schoolteachers.  Matter of fact, my father was a headmaster, and I was raised to love learning, treasure education, and to hone my thinking skills.  Growing up in the family that I did meant that learning in all circumstances became an ingrained part of my life.  A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the taping of the video challenge for Global Citizen's Education Commission. Here's my edited Youtube video, sans my plug for our #ChibokGirls


The other videos featured in the challenge are available here.

Here below is what I said in its entirety, which by the way, was already posted on this blog on June 24, 2016, the day I went to the Youtube headquarters at Chelsea Market to record the video.

"Guaranteed equal and equitable access to excellent education, especially for girls, builds a better world and glorious future. Excellent education should be a right available to every child.  It’s an investment in the future. It supports human and national security. I’m from Nigeria, which has the most out of school children in the world (over 10 million). I call on Nigeria’s government to actualize its Education for All commitment, and to rescue our Chibok Girls, abducted from their school by Boko Haram over two years ago. Let’s make all schools safe havens where children can joyfully learn, thrive, and grow."

We'd have a much better world if we devote more resources, energy, and imagination to providing the best possible education for all.  Excellence, equity, and equality in access are key.  The world would also be a much better place if we rescue our #ChibokGirls and all other abducted Nigerian women and children, and reunite them with their families.  Let's do it!


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