January 24 is the United Nations International Day of Education. The 2022 theme is “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” The United Nations General Assembly declared this special day to empower all countries to increase their political commitment to education so that all children and youth may receive the benefits of a full education.
According to the UN, this year’s International Day of Education focuses on:
Strengthening education as a common good
Steering digital transformation
Safeguarding the planet
Unlocking every person’s potential
We know education is the key to women’s empowerment. Ensuring girls have access to quality education is a way to provide them a lifeline when they need it most. In addition to giving them strengthened hope for the future, education also provides consistency, a sense of normalcy, and even physical safety in some cases.
Learn more about the UN’s proclamation for International Day of Education here.