The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold an advocacy walk on Tuesday (today) in connection with Global Action Week (GAW) on Education for All (EFA).
The GAW on Education for All (EFA) is an annual awareness-raising campaign which has been initiated by Global Campaign for Education (GCE). UNESCO Islamabad office has been observing GAW every year.
According to UNESCO here on Monday, this year, the global theme for campaign is “Education and Disability” complemented by slogan “Equal Right, Equal Opportunity.”
The purpose of GAW events this year is to highlight the profound challenges faced by persons with disabilities in realizing their right to education.
The walk is being organized at Sports Complex, Aabpara, Islamabad from 09am to 10am for raising awareness on EFA by bringing together a critical mass of government functionaries, NGOs including organizations of disable persons, media, students, and local community activists.
Capital Administration and Development Division Secretary Faridullah Khan would be chief guest on the occasion.
Joint Secretary Education, students (male/female) from Islamabad Model Schools/Colleges; officials and representatives of Federal Directorate of Education, CAD, Ministry of Education, Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO, National Commission for Human Development, Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), NGOs, Media, UNESCO and UNICEF will also attend.
UNESCO Director Dr Kozue Kay Nagata will also attend the walk.