Episode 42: Classes in conflict zones
Based on the idea that education is a tool to resolve conflicts and unrest, Save the Children launched a global campaign in 2006, Rewrite the Future, to improve educational opportunities for youth across 25 conflict-affected countries.
In this episode, the Director of Save the Children Norway, Tove Wang, shares her view on how this situation represents a double injustice to children as they are often exposed to traumas, while also lacking access to both health and education.
To tackle this situation, Save the Children aims to maintain education even through conflicts as a means to prevent communities from losing out on knowledge over a long period of time. The project is investing in teaching and teacher salaries, while working closely with the communities to ensure that they take ownership of the local educational system.
So far 10,6 million children have benefited from this groundbreaking initiative.
To read more about the project on the WISE website click here.