Essays from around the world on the importance of education in times of crisis
May 04, 2020
Sustainable Development Goals: 4, 16
- SDG 4 - Quality Education
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Compilation of 12 essay submissions to the INEE Minimum Standards 10th Anniversary Essay Contest. Contestants were asked to respond to one of two essay prompts: What has education meant to me in an emergency? Or, Why is education in emergencies important? The contest received a strong global response, with 720 submissions from participants aged seven to 68, in Arabic, French, Spanish and English from 52 different countries. Each entry highlights the power of education to be life saving and life sustaining in emergency contexts and situations of adversity.