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Written by Abigail Chifusa, Global Schools Project Officer.

On January 24th, the Global Schools Program (GSP) joined the rest of the world, the UN and UNESCO in celebrating the International Day of Education following the 2023 theme: “to invest in people, prioritize education.”

GSP commemorated the day with a social media campaign from the 24th to the 29th of January. The campaign was focused on promoting and celebrating the importance of education, and more specifically, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The goal was to honor organizations and people who are generating visibility from the local to the global level, while encouraging others to take part in international initiatives.

Throughout the six-day campaign, GSP celebrated using the hashtag #EducationInFocus to encourage members to showcase how education is prioritized.

As a result of the successful campaign, Global Schools reached a total of 3,100+ engagements and 22,000+ total impressions.

GSP also developed an inspiration document to gather all information shared and collected during the campaign. The purpose of this document is to hope that everyone who participated and any newcomers will benefit from having a document that will teach them about the importance of education day for the years beyond. You can find this document below.

Inspiration Document-Int Day of Education
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Global Schools is proud that Advocates, teachers, and students participated in the successful campaign and thanks everyone who joined in to celebrate.

To learn more about the Global Schools Program’s mission, go to

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