Vina Barahman: Allowing Everyone Access to the Transformative Power of Education
Vina: Hi, Spiffy, happy to be here! I’m addressing inequalities that keep millions of children behind in accessing quality and relative learning opportunities; this means support to make sure that children and adolescents that are out of school can go to school or learning centers. This also means making sure those who are in the classrooms or receiving learning in different modalities are actually learning the knowledge and skills they need, in a context and language that is relevant to them, and that which prepares them for the realities of the future of work and life. These challenges could be rooted in social and cultural norms—for example when societies prioritize boys' education over girls—or rooted in poverty that pushes children into work or early marriages.