I am passionate aboutMy biggest passions are Education and Childhood.
I am currently studying for an Undergraduate Degree in Education with
Psychology. The topics we have covered on the course have opened my eyes to a
whole new world of opportunities. We have studied Children’s Rights,
Education and Equality - not only in the United Kingdom but across many
countries and cultures. I have completed projects on child labour, child
marriage and the Education systems of many countries. Through my research I
have seen how much of a difference huge organisations such as Save the
Children, Anti – Slavery and the United Nations have made in these areas,
but also how much remains to be done.
I wish to see further change within policies, Education standards and
economic systems to aid future generations with their learning as much as
possible. Much of the Education young people in developing countries are
receiving is wasted if they do not have a suitable job market to go into once
they have completed school. I wish to see further equality among girls and
boys, so girls have a better chance of finishing school instead of leaving
early due to pregnancy, demands of housework or marriage. I believe more
needs to be done to protect children who work, allowing children the freedom
to choose to earn their own money but not exploiting them for making that
choice. Reading tales of young girl domestic labourers recently broke my
heart as so many of them felt powerless and were completely unaware of the
Rights this world believes they deserve. It is the children who are falling
between the cracks who need urgent help.
ActionsI hope in future to be more active within these areas. I am beginning in the
United Kingdom, where I am working next year at the University of Oxford as a
research assistant in their department of Education. There, I will be
carrying out research on literacy learning and school architecture to try and
maximise the schooling experience for children here in the UK. I hope to take
what I learn from this research further afield in future, possibly tackling
the architecture and building spaces of schools around the world to bring the
best out of every child.
I will also be researching how the home environment can affect a child's
attainment. I hope to expand the ways in which people see how Education can
take place in the everyday environment when engaged with correctly.
I hope by having the chance to attend the summit I will be able to be
involved in more conversations regarding this topic and build up a greater
understanding of the views of the Education system from all around the world.