January 24 marks the UN International Day of Education which celebrates “the role of education for peace and development“. 

The UNESCO website says of the day: 

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school. Their right to education is being violated and it is unacceptable.

The 2022 theme for the UN International Day of Education is: Changing Course, Transforming Education. The celebration will “showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful futures. It will generate debate around how to strengthen education as a public endeavour and common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet and unlock the potential in every person to contribute to collective well-being and our shared home.

Here at Spellzone, we believe passionately that access to education can change lives and shape communities. Over a difficult two years, we have done our best to support our community of members from 75 different countries in the transition to online learning. In our free training sessions, we’ve shown teachers everything from how to use our time-saving reporting tools to remotely monitor student progress, to how their students can stay connected with their friends using our multiplayer games. With our weekly league tables, Spellzone users have even been able to compete with each other from all over the globe.  

Wherever you are in the world, learn more about how Spellzone can enrich your school community