The Sawiris Foundation was honored to participate at the Accerlerating Learning in the Middle East and Africa conference, which aims at sharing education reform best practices. H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, presents Egypt's journey of Education Reform.
H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawky presented the main components of the Education Reform Strategy, which includes:
His Excellency also stated that our students need to further enrich their skills, rather than seeking high scores in order to enable them cope with a new technological world.
From his Side,Dr. Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education at the World Bank, addressed the issue of learning poverty. Globally, 53% of Children at the age of 10 cannot understand or read a simple text. Saavedra stated that aspiring to eliminate learning poverty is akin to the goal of ending hunger and extreme poverty. In his talk, he presented the main 5 pillars across successful education systems: