Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility not to be provided for a select few, but for all people and all ages. Member of our Congregation are called to recognize who the poor are and what the urgent educational needs of our times [from the GD #34]. In achiving this we can look to the UN which points out that without ” inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.” We can also look to the Global Compact on Education. On 5 October 2021 various eepresentatives of the world’s Religions met with Pope Francis to discuss education. They developed a three important dimensions for education to be addresed through the Global Compact on Education:
- “putting the person at the centre of every educational process
- investing the best energy for an education of quality for all
- training people willing to put themselves at the service of the community. ” Global Compact on Education.