SIL LEAD is proud to now be an affiliate member of the Basic Education Coalition (BEC), a network of organizations committed to equal access to high quality basic education. By collecting and sharing member perspectives, expertise, and experience, this network provides an opportunity to engage in actions that give all children the chance to learn.
BEC members seek to realize the goals set forth at the World Education Forum held in 2000. These six goals, now internationally recognized as Education for All (EFA), represent an established initiative to meet the learning needs of children by 2015. EFA aims to “ensure that all children receive an education that enriches their lives, expands their opportunities, and empowers them to participate in society.”¹
Being a part of a network that pursues quality education is certainly encouraging as SIL LEAD promotes mother tongue education, which helps young students understand their lessons and stay in school longer. We look forward to discovering more ways of partnering with organizations that help children everywhere unlock the power of learning.