Planet Aid has joined the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) which aims to alleviate the worldwide education crisis and promote quality public education. To help support the GCE, we are participating in the "Every Child Needs a Teacher" campaign this week, with the goal of making a significant contribution in increasing the number of trained, professional teachers, through targeted advocacy and strategic mass mobilization.

Planet Aid supports teacher training in Angola, MozambiqueMalawi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where there is a dire need for qualified educators. The colleges are institutions that offer accredited programs in cooperation with the respective national ministries of education. Currently in conjunction with our Mozambican partner, ADPP Mozambique, Planet Aid is implementing a USDA-funded food aid, education and nutrition program. The three-year project includes health, nutrition, and educational development initiatives to benefit more than 1 million students, teachers, parents, and community members. The education component will focus on training more than 4,000 new primary school teachers.

The Global Campaign for Education was established in 1999 and delivered a united civil society voice during the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, influencing the six Education for All goals. Since then, GCE has continued to grow and some important progress has been made, including 40 million more children in school. GCE campaigns throughout the year, mobilizing pressure from all sectors and holding governments and international institutions to account.

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