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The EdHeroes Movement is launched. Its aim: to address the most pressing challenges in education
ZURICH, September 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Early September saw the launch of the EdHeroes Movement. 
[]. Its aim is to create a global network of 
individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and government 
organizations, bringing together their diverse set of resources in order to 
explore and actualize fundamentally new solutions to the challenges education 
is facing worldwide. The movement champions new approaches to problems in 
education with emphasis on two concepts: putting family interests at the 
forefront of education—offering them, protection, support, and a solid 
foundation in their journey to success and well-being, and creating a community 
that unites people in the joint endeavor of improving both access to education 
and its quality.

We can confirm that the EdHeroes Movement Advisory Board 
[] will contain Safeena Husain 
[], Educate Girls (India), Wendy 
Kopp [], Teach For All (USA), Mercedes Mayol 
lle/], OMEP (Argentina), Conrad Wolfram []), 
Wolfram Research (UK), Osama Obeidat [], Queen Rania 
Teacher Academy (Jordan), Steven Duggan, UNESCO IITE and Terawe (Ireland), 
Harry Patrinos [], 
World Bank Education (USA), and other leading figures in education. 

The EdHeroes Movement will connect individuals and organizations in a dynamic 
network and bring together their resources to address the most pressing 
challenges education faces in various regions. The members of the movement will 
share a common approach to solving problems in education, but will have the 
freedom to take the action required for a particular situation in a particular 
region. For example, they can establish a local EdHeroes Forum in order to get 
their agenda into the public domain and direct specialist knowledge and 
resources towards the solution of the key issues in their region. It is planned 
that the first local EdHeroes Forum will take place on October 16 in Indonesia.
The first EdHeroes Movement principle is that "education should have family 
interests at heart," with the family's main "interest" being "raising a 
competent individual, a citizen who can create, love, and make positive 

The ambition to direct the focus of education towards family needs is motivated 
by the fact that the pandemic increased the burden on home life. Research 
f-covid-19] by BCG offers a clear example of this: during the pandemic in the 
US, UK, France, Germany, and Italy, parents nearly doubled the time spent on 
education and household tasks—from 30 to 57 hours per week. Wendy Kopp, CEO and 
Co-founder of Teach For All, is confident that "family should be put at the 
center of education." The pandemic helped this idea gain ground: "The pandemic 
has strengthened the bond between home and school, between teacher and parent 
by giving us an insight into what our children's education evolves on a day to 
day basis, and by truly sharing responsibility for the child's growth," says 
Steven Duggan, member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO IITE, and Vice 
President of Terawe Corporation.

The EdHeroes Movement's second principle is creating a community around 
educational organizations. The community is a flexible, resilient structure and 
its main assets are connectedness and trust, which is what allowed educational 
communities to quickly recalibrate and implement new methods during the 
pandemic and address the problems its members faced as a result of 

The movement's third principle centers on bringing together diverse material 
and specialist resources. The EdHeroes Movement proposes collaboration with 
non-profit organizations, businesses, government agencies, private 
philanthropists, and anyone who is prepared to invest their time and resources 
in educational development. Due to the low entry threshold, it is possible to 
bring together previously untapped resources to explore new approaches to SDG 

Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, World Bank Education: "Now, more than ever, 
educational progress relies on multiple actors working together. The 
philanthropic can contribute to the creation of networks that will support 
educational progress worldwide. I support the EdHeroes Movement because I 
believe that multiple solutions from multiple actors are needed and I see a 
real role for the philanthropic sector."

To take part in the movement, sign the manifesto 
[] on the website.

For more information, please send an email to: 

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Source: EdHeroes Foundation