YPSA and Campaign for Popular Education jointly arranged a divisional storytelling and writing competition among the children at the Chittagong Zilla Shishu Academy premises on April 1, 2015 to mark the Global Action Week. Global Action Week is a worldwide annual campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance of Education for All.
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. GCE 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. However, far more still needs to be done to realise the right to quality education for all. Close to a billion people right now are being denied the education that would change their lives. GCE campaigns throughout the year, mobilising pressure from all sectors and holding governments and international institutions to account.
Children were born in 2000 during the declaration of Education for All by the World Education Forum in Dakar are now 15 years old. In Bangladesh, this year’s Global Action Week focuses those 15 years old adolescents who got or denied education.
Theme of the storytelling and writing competition was “I am now 15, education is my first demand”.
200 children from different districts of Chittagong division participated in the competition. Judges of this competition were Dr. AQM Sirajul Islam, President of Chittagong Peshajibi Shamannoy Parishad, Engineer Delowar Mazumder, presidium member of Chittagong Khelaghor regional committee, Abdul Alim, Professor of Government City College, GM. Abdus Salam, District Children’s Officer, Khaleda Begum from Child Protection Committee.
10 children will be selected out of 200 for the next national competition.