POSTED BY 60milliongirls | Oct, 13, 2020 |

Our 2020 virtual conference 

The Future of Education is Radical Inclusion

Like many other organizations, the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to find innovative ways to implement our projects, revise our timetable, and reach out to you, our supporters.

This year, we will hold a virtual conference to tell you about our projects, why we support girls’ education, and how the pandemic is an opportunity to push for change. The 30-minute event will be a visual exploration of education – including videos from our local partners in Nicaragua, Liberia and Ghana – and a Q&A.


60 million girls focuses on girls because they continue to face the greatest barriers to education. They are more likely to be pulled out of school to care for family or do domestic chores. Too often, girls face gender-based violence or they are married off, usually when families feel that poverty and economic stress leave them with few options.

The current pandemic has compounded existing impediments to girls’ education. In fact, the Malala Fund and others estimate that even when schools re-open, 20 million girls may never return to the classroom.

Photo: Josiane Farand

Yet, perhaps this crisis has created an opportunity for radical inclusion. It is a chance to ensure that all children, regardless of gender, family income, place of birth or physical ability, can go to school and get a quality education.

As governments, schools and families explore ways to keep children learning when schools are closed, we see more creative problem solving and a new willingness to try innovative technologies and teaching methods to meet the needs of learners.

Going forward, we must keep the creative impulse at the forefront of efforts to improve the quality education for all children. And, we must break down the barriers that exclude the most marginalized children from school.

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th, at 5 pm, as we explore how innovation and creativity can drive change in education.


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