International Day of Education takes place every January 24 and is remembered by millions around the globe, including members of The Light of The World. International Day of Education was created by the intergovernmental organization called the United Nations (UN) as a way to bring attention to the disparities within global education and engage in activism for sociocultural change in order to create a sustainable and equitable world. The UN has released this statement over this year’s vision for the International Day of Education:
“This year’s International Day of Education will be a platform to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful futures. It will generate debate around how to strengthen education as a public endeavor and common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet and unlock the potential in every person to contribute to collective well-being and our shared home.”
The Light of The World (TLOTW) is a firm supporter of the International Day of Education and its principals for common good. TLOTW promotes education at all levels and believes in equitable access to higher forms of knowledge.
In a world where change to sociopolitical policies is being called upon by governing bodies due to gaping inequalities, a damaged planet, growing polarization and the devastating impact of the global pandemic, the UN is demanding a transformation to a more sustainable path for humanity.
In celebrating the International Day of Education, TLOTW understands that education is an important factor in paving the way for a more just and equitable world, and this journey starts with its citizens. TLOTW encourages its members and nonmembers alike to engage in and excel at academic success, comprehending that a more informed and educated society promotes better quality of life for all.
International Day of Education is celebrated among citizens of the world and is also an opportunity for reflection and social change towards the advancement of humanity. The Light of The World recognizes that accessible educational for all is a human right and the key to a more sustainable development of our planet.