|Ambassador Kawsu Sillah|
Monday, September 22, 2014
Kawsu Sillah appointment as a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School
Kawsu Sillah a Gambian born youth activist has been appointed as a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, Mansa Banko blog can report.
A World at School is global movement of young leaders working to get 57 million children into school and learning by the end of 2015 – as the world promised in Millennium Development Goal 2 (MDG 2)
“I was moved to join this call to action because my right to education has being denied and also Shazia and Kainat along with Malala Yousafzai, were shot by the Taliban for going to school in Pakistan just over a year ago. Their story, and that of so many other youth advocates I have joined forces with, inspires me to stand up for the millions of children that are kept out of school because of poverty, early marriage, child labour and different forms of discrimination,” says Sillah
As a newly-appointed Global Youth Ambassador for the movement, “I want to bring attention to the 57 million children around the world currently being denied their human right to an education by urging leaders to raise budgets, build schools, train teachers and improve learning for all children. And I will also provide support to students facing economic challenges in the rural areas of the Gambia as a personal commitment,” noted Sillah Youth Ambassador in The Gambia.
According to him, it has been shown that we could lift more than 170 million people out of poverty simply by teaching every child in low-income countries basic reading skills.
So why are we not making this a reality?
Unless we revert current trends, we will not even achieve universal primary education before 2086.