This is Framework for Action for the Implementation of Sustainable development Goal Number 4:
Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all!
This framework is based on Iuncheon Declaration that was made in Iuncheon South Korea from 19th -22nd of May 2015 in a conference that brought together around `1600 delegates who charted the global way forward for Education. The delegates came up with a vision aimed at transforming lives through education especially recognizing the important role that education in driving global development.
The Framework is based on the following Principles:
- Education is a Fundamental Human Right and an enabling Right; this calls for countries to ensure universal equal access to inclusive and equitable quality education and learning which should be free and compulsory, leaving no one behind.
- Education is a public good of which the state is the duty bearer. Since Education is a shared societal endeavor, it implies an inclusive process of public policy formulation and implementation bringing together Civil Society, teachers and educators. The private sector, communities, families, youth and children. The role of the state is essential in setting and regulating standards and norms.
- Gender Equality is inextricably linked to the right to education for all. Achieving gender equality requires a rights based approach that ensures that girls and boys, women and men not only gain access to and complete education cycles, but are empowered equally in and through education.
Targets of the Sustainable Development Goal Number Four
4.1: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free,equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes;
4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education;
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university;
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship;
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations;
4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy;
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development;
4.A Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all;
4.B By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrollment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries;
4.C By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and Small Island developing States
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides the right to quality education and training to all. Articles 43(f) and 53(1) (b) of the Constitution provide for the right to education and the right to free and compulsory basic education, respectively. The Basic Education Act 2013 guarantees the right of every child to free and compulsory basic education. International Conventions such as Sustainable Development Goals, through sustainable development goal number four as explained above, underscore the need to eliminate all forms of discrimination which then opens doors for all citizens to be served with their right to education.
This EYC shall tirelessly campaign for.