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Education for all is a priority

May 16, 2011, 2:09 PM

The Global Action Week organized by the Education Coalitions in more than one hundred countries across the world this year, called on world leaders to fulfill their commitment on Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The target to address the Education for All Campaign and the MDGs is 2015, but with just four years down the line still the world is struggling with economic hardship and food crisis.

That is why this year, the Global Action week wants to ensure the world addresses the crises and provides enough for education.

In The Gambia, the Education for all Campaign is doing a lot on the ground to ensure  that both boys and girls get the right education they deserve in society.

We strongly feel that they need to be commended for the efforts they are doing.

It is high time for the EFA Net to stoping to involving government alone, but civil society organizations also, which should take their rightful place to assist in addressing the educational needs of the children of the world, and meeting the MDG targets.

The good thing about this year's global week of action in The  Gambia  is that the EFA Net will be recording testimonies and stories from literacy participants, which will later be presented to the members of the National Assembly and the government, all geared towards the celebration of the 2011 Global Week of Action.