In Their Own Words: Youth Speak Out for Education Investment
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This exclusive GBC-Education blog series, In Their Own Words: Youth Speak Out for Education Investment, highlights the unique relationship between private sector investments in education and youth, the very population that they’re seeking to impact. In the series, A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors scattered across the globe talk about the work they’re doing with businesses to help improve education in their communities. Follow this series to learn about the different ways businesses can engage youth to better their contribution to education.
The Global Youth Ambassadors (GYA) program was launched by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, on 10 April, 2014. A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors are young leaders with the interest, passion and dedication to be part of the global education solution.
Fighting for Education in Liberia
Moses Browne, a GYA based in Liberia, partnered with two local businesses to collect more than 75,000 signatures for the #UpForSchool campaign.
Empowering Local Youth to Increase Government Accountability
Ojonwa Miachi, a GYA from Nigeria, is helping to increase the transparency of government spending on education in local communities.
Supporting Youth Who Help the Most Marginalized
Leroy Phillips, a GYA from Guyana, pitches his case before a panel at the Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony.
Addressing the Problem at the Source
Vuyelwa Zandamela, a GYA from South Africa, explains how she worked with Microsoft to address education issues specific to her community.