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A Global Learning Crisis - Using tablets to get one billion children reading

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An evening with one of Elon Musk’s Global Learning XPRIZE winners.

There is a global crisis in education. One in six children is not able to read, write, or do maths. The impact of illiteracy on a child, their community and the global community is severe, affecting health, social mobility and economic stability. As communication and daily life becomes more reliant on literacy and digital literacy, these skills become even more crucial for children to become equipped to be lifelong learners, and future problem solvers. According to the UN, we need 24.4 million more primary school teachers in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 – quality education for all – by 2030.

Andrew will discuss how we – as a community of governments, NGOs, children, communities, teachers and parents – can do this, as well as the red herrings, archaic models and circumstantial barriers that risk preventing SDG4 from being achieved.

Viable solutions for global education are here, and we need to implement them.

All welcome – free for CSAR members, £2 for undergraduates, postgraduates and recent PhDs, £5 for non-members.

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