2015 Summer Youth Advocacy Training teaches about education around the world
Crespo will learn about education as a right around the world and how she can mobilize her community to help the nearly 121 million youth worldwide that are unable to access their right to a quality education due to barriers such as poverty, child marriage, lack of a trained teacher or gender based violence.
“I applied to the Youth Advocacy Training because I have a strong desire to learn more about education and share this knowledge with my community in the hopes of benefiting society nationally and globally,” said Crespo. “Coming from a developing nation, I have firsthand experience in seeing the marginal differences between education policies and practices between two nations. I believe education paves the way for enabling the poor and working classes to an equal opportunity in life, thus bringing us closer to social justice.”
Students will hear and learn from GCE-US coalition organizations about the work they are doing around the world and how the students can share this work as well as their personal experiences with the media and elected officials to ensure that all youth have access to a quality education. In addition, communication specialists, as well as representatives of government agencies and non-profit organizations, will share methods of sharing information and perspectives in ways that will have the largest impact.