Welcome to GBC-Education’s Newest Member, SABIS!
Excerpt: GBC-Education is excited to announce the latest member of our Coalition, SABIS, a global school management company operating in 20 countries serving more than 70,000 students. Beyond its long-held success in educational operations, SABIS has also leveraged its expertise to serve the local communities in which it operates. In 2012, SABIS established a school in El-Metn, Lebanon for low-income families. The Leila C. Saad SABIS School El Metn provides quality education to more than 270 students, many of whom are refugees from Syria. GBC-Education is thrilled to deepen its reach in the Middle East, and to partner with a company committed to making a #smartinvestment in students.>
Investments in Adolescent Girls Are Crucial, Businesses Have a Role in Fostering Their Growth
The UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) report, State of World Population 2016, provides in-depth look at the support 10-year-old girls require from their communities, countries, and world to thrive in the 21st century. Without this support, the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved by 2030. Girls are less likely to enter school than boys, especially at the secondary level, have a one-in-three chance of marrying before the age of 18 if they live in the developing world, and are more likely to be engaged in child labour. Though daunting, these barriers have spurred business into action, evidenced by GBC-Education members’ work with girls’ education, giving girls everywhere a chance to receive a quality education and achieve their dreams.>
Oando Foundation and Theirworld Equipping Girls with ICT Skills for a Brighter Future
Ahead of Africa Code Week 2016, Oando Foundation is stretching its commitment to information communication technology education through a strategic partnership with Theirworld. Designed to empower girls in Oando adopted schools with technology skills through creativity and learning, the innovative coding clubs will provide technology enabled interactive spaces that encourage academic interest and train girls in STEM.>
Business Supports International Day of the Girl Child 2016
Today is the fifth anniversary of the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s themes is ‘Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls,’ emphasizing how gender equality is critical to achieving the SDGs by 2030, as well as the need for quality data to better understand the gaps in service for girls around the world. Currently, 32 million girls are out of school at the primary level and 29 million at the lower secondary level. Business can help to intervene and help close the gender gap in education.>