This position will provide strategic direction for World Vision’s Education in Emergencies (EiE) and humanitarian context programming covering contexts of conflict, natural disasters, and health emergencies. It will lead the EiE program development for the partnership by building and leveraging partnerships, fundraising, creating a space for innovations in programming and tools, and advocating for child protection and reducing violence against children (VAC Global Campaign) and in formal and non-formal education settings in humanitarian responses.
While many of us wish things could be made better for the more than 2.8 million Syrian children currently out of school, we often fail to acknowledge that this number is a mere fraction of children bereft of education in emergencies all over the world. While conflict is a serious concern for education, it is not the only threat – just under a quarter of all emergencies are complex ones with multiple causes, nearly a fifth are natural disasters and the remainder are public health emergencies. In today’s world, in order to survive every child needs the basic necessity of education. Education is the medium that allows children to understand themselves and relate to the world around them by interacting with it in safe settings.
(Original article: Education International, 10-15-15) From Europe to the United States, teacher unions are urging their governments to both welcome more refugees and to ensure that schools open their doors to make quality education available to refugee children. The latest UNICEF education report reveals that the conflict in Syria has forced 52,000 teachers to flee […]
Virginia Cawagas Associate Professor, Dept. of Gender and Peace EducationUniversity for Peace, Costa Rica (Welcome letter: Issue #70 February 2010) Dear Friends and Colleagues, The drive to the UPEACE campus is a winding road inching along hilly contours of the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Sometimes one side of the narrow road shows the […]