Young people are demanding radical change to the education system.
In a fast-changing world, outdated teaching styles and a tired old curriculum are failing to prepare young people for the world of work.
That’s why young people are calling on world leaders to #MakeEducationWork
With over a billion young people expected to seek work in the next decade and just 40% expected to find it, we need to act now.
By Us, For Us: Our Story
Our campaign story begins with the biggest youth-led study on global education since the pandemic hit – ‘By Us, For Us’.
Twelve young researchers from twelve different countries surveyed 3,294 young people from 70 countries across the planet.
They found an outdated education system not fit for purpose in a fast-changing world.
Now they’re calling for a Curriculum For Change, which they launched at the RewirEd Summit in December 2021.
By Us, For UsDownload the report.
40% of young people say the biggest barrier they face is that education is badly aligned with work opportunities
Soft Skills are most important (31%) to young people to achieve their aspirations, followed by Entrepreneurial Skills (23%)
66% say they do not have the opportunity to organize themselves, to speak out or feel that they are not listened to by adults.
The pandemic exposed a digital divide. 91% of those without internet access at home felt their education was disrupted compared with 66% with reliable internet access.
The curriculum needs to prepare students for a more competitive job market.Cristina, 23, Ecuador (name changed)
JOIN OUR MOVEMENT
Young people are coming together to demand a better education system for all. They are calling for a Curriculum For Change, including:
- Practical skills for the workplace
- Equal access to a range of careers
- Seat at the table in shaping policy
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