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Education Must Involve All: Youth Advocate

A youth adocate says education is not just about teaching children how to read, write and count. Broderick Mervyn said it was also to encourage mutual respect in forging just, inclusive
05 Aug 2016 09:07
Education Must Involve All: Youth Advocate
Fijian youth representative Broderick Mervyn (right), with his certificate at the 2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global citizenship Education (GCED) at Busan, Republic of Korea. Photo: Song Kwang-Bin

A youth adocate says education is not just about teaching children how to read, write and count.

Broderick Mervyn said it was also to encourage mutual respect in forging just, inclusive and peaceful societies.

Mervyn, who was our  representative to the second Youth Leadership Workshop on Global citizenship Education (GCED) at Busan, South Korea, from July 11 to 16.

He described education as a transformative power that could build a better future for all.

“It is clear that creating global citizens goes beyond education. To have a long lasting impact, we need to engage across multiple sectors, actors and levels,” the USP second year law student said.

“It is not only the education sector that should work on this, it’s everyone.  It is a joint effort of all stakeholders to make sure that the youth and the young generation can have the learning, so that they can have work and make a better future for tomorrow.”

The workshop, which is part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (UNSG GEFI), is aimed at building the capacity of dynamic youth leaders from over 50 countries to advocate on global citizenship education.

The summit is a platform where young leaders are given the chance to communicate with other young leaders from 50 different countries. 



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