Campaign on MY EDUCATION, MY RIGHT
The Global Action Week for Education is a worldwide annual campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance of education in all its member countries and is one of the major focal points for the education movement. It provides everyone campaigning for the right to education with an opportunity to make targeted efforts to achieve change on the ground, with the added support of millions of members of the public worldwide joining together for the same cause. This year’s theme for Global Action Week for Education is ‘My Education, My Right’.
In India, National Coalition for Education (NCE), as a counterpart of GCE, strives to advocate the right to education as a justifiable right for every child on the basis of equal opportunity, equity, in a child-friendly environment and with the participation of various stakeholder including civil society and teachers and teacher organisations. NCE joins hand with the global education community to undertake the campaign in various states of India. This year campaign will be undertaken from 24th April to 31st May covering 20 states. The campaign in India would focus on Inclusive Education.
The campaign will be organised at various levels including, schools, panchayat, SMCs, DIETs, district level meetings, state level consultations and a culmination event at the national level. Various activities like postcard campaign, street plays, play for peace etc will be organised during the campaign. Several stakeholders; policymakers, teachers, children, community members, SMC members, teacher trainers etc will be part of the campaign.
4 Million Teachers
More Than 400
1200 Girl Leaders
Started in 2001, the National Coalition for Education (NCE) is a conglomeration of networks working on the Right to Education comprising of Parliamentary Forum for Ensuring Right to Education; All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF), a union of more than 3 million primary teachers; All India Federation of Teachers Organization(AIFTO), a union of 1.2 million teachers; All India Secondary Teachers Federation (AISTF) with 0.85 million teachers; All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), and more than 400 CSOs from 25 states.