Displaced Iraqi teachers, their families, and students were the beneficiaries of a grant of US$10,000 from Education International’s (EI) Solidarity Fund. The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), EI’s affiliate in Iraq, purchased and distributed students’ school kits and food rations for those in need in the Erbil, Sulaimaniya, and Dhahok districts in Kurdistan.
Teachers’ training and qualifications have been at the heart of a seminar organised by the German education union GEW, one of the numerous culmination events around the globe of the Unite for Quality Education campaign.
Education International (EI) is calling on its affiliates to have their voices heard in relation to equality and diversity. On 16 September, affiliates were sent EI’s survey on gender equality and diversity. The feedback, due in on 31 October, will provide the basis for EI’s four-yearly report on equality to be presented at its 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, in July 2015.
Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 401 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 30 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.