Happy World Teachers’ Day!


Barakat is happy to join UNESCO in celebrating World Teachers’ Day! As we continue our efforts to empower thousands of women and girls in South and Central Asia through education, we are reminded often about how necessary quality teachers are to this cause. Teachers in Barakat programs have been essential to the spreading of knowledge about human rights, the perils of smoking and gender equality. Our teachers serve as role models for their students and continue to exhibit the values of education.

A Barakat Teacher in Pakistan (Photo Credit: Barakat)

The origin of World Teachers’ day marks the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers, on October 5, 1966. This document, while recognizing the importance of teachers in “continued moral and cultural progress and economic and social advancement,” creates a set of universal standards and rights for teachers in order to ensure that they get the resources they need in their important roles.  UNESCO marks the event every year with a conference dedicated to international issues within teaching. This conference will be coupled with a virtual exhibition titled, ” A Tribute to Teachers.” Worldwide celebrations of teachers will take place.

Ever think about where you would be without the influential teachers in your life? If you think teachers had a bit impact on your life, consider what teachers can do for disenfranchised groups all over the world. In places where there are no school buildings or inadequate textbooks, the presence of a teacher can deliver education, despite lack of other resources. Please join Barakat in celebrating the contributions of teachers worldwide, and remember your favorite teachers today!

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