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Light for the World, Action Aid and education International – The bedrock of inclusion: why investing in the education workforce is critical to the delivery of SDG4

On World Teachers Day, Light for the World, Action Aid and education International want to share with you the brand-new report and animation “Bedrock of Inclusion: Why Investing in the Education Workforce is Critical for Achieving SDG 4”. Learn more about the report: https://www.light-for-the-world.org/achieving-quality-learning-all. This animated short video will also provide you with the report’s main points.

This multi-country study by Action Aid, Education International and Light for the World sheds light on the state of investment in the education workforce and shows what is needed to deliver quality disability-inclusive education.

Today, more than 70% of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa face acute shortages of primary school teachers.  The region will need to recruit 17 million new teachers by 2030 to keep up with its rapidly growing youth population – so there is really no time to waste!

For millions of children with disabilities education is still out of reach, a fact magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study provides in-depth information from 5 countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania – and gives clear recommendations to governments. After all, they only have 10 years left to achieve their goals on education for all set within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ultimately, teachers are the bedrock of inclusion. They’re the people who can make it happen. When children have the teachers they need, they can fulfil their potential, because with quality teaching comes quality learning – and quality outcomes.

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