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Transforming Education Poll
July 14, 2022
Transforming Education Poll
Written by: Brian Keya

The Transforming Education Summit is being convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality, and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is devastatingly impacting the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.

The world is in the depths of a learning crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly two-thirds of 10-year-olds across low-, middle-, and high-income countries are unable to read and comprehend a simple story. These children's –and their families and communities –futures hang in the balance as education systems fail to ensure they learn the basic skills they need for lifelong learning. Children and young people have a crucial role to play in calling for action to address this learning crisis. In this context, UNICEF proposed a Yunitok poll to harness children and young people’s ideas, opinions, experiences, and solutions to the learning crisis. The results of the poll will be used to inform and help to drive advocacy, particularly under the Global Advocacy Priority on the learning crisis and will be amplified to ensure children and young people’s voices are heard on the global stage. While the results will be used around the Transforming Education Summit in September 2022, they will have relevance for other projects throughout this year and beyond.


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