In 2017, through the theme of ‘How do we make ‘real’ global citizens?’, the Global Education & Skills Forum is challenging its delegates to consider what we need to teach our children and how we can move those lessons to action.
Over two days, 1,600 delegates at the Global Education & Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world.An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, the Global Education & Skills Forum is an essential platform for collaboration and problem solving - taking ‘how it should be’ forward into innovative, multi-stakeholder ‘how do we get there?’
By bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors the aim was to demonstrate that education is key to solving many global issues.
The belief being that nothing is more important in achieving this than motivated and high-quality teachers who can inspire children in our schools. Through the programmes and initiatives the Varkey Foundation supports global teaching capacity and seeds excellence and innovation in the next generation of educators.
Simply, a quality education for every child requires a quality teacher for every child, and in turn a fairer, more open and tolerant society for us all.
Held at The Atlantis Dubai the Global education and skills forum is a convention bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors to find solutions which will achieve education, equity and employment for all. We were approached to deliver a series of art, drama, digital media and literacy workshops celebrating the arts. With art funding being cut and art even being taken out of some school curriculums it is essential that we take these opportunities to showcase the importance of creativity. This was a fantastic few days and I got to meet some amazing and inspiring people from all over the world.
Working live at the event was artist:
Sacha Jafri is now considered one of the world’s leading young artists. He recently pipped Damien Hirst to Top Spot in auction in London, and has become the first ever artist to be featured on the front cover of both the New York Times + Financial Times, who have recently described him as a ‘Shrewd Investment’.
This has since been amplified by his recent Sell-Out World Tour with a lost Andy Warhol collection entitled ‘Jafri meets Warhol’ that visited the top 12 Museums from over 10 countries of the world.
Sacha's work now typically sells for between $250,000-$750,000 with his recent live painting selling in auction at the Islamic Museum in Doha for $1million Dollars.
Last year Jafri was awarded as Young Artist of the year in New York and received an award from the UN for his artistic and humanitarian work having personally raised over $14million Dollars from the sale of his work for various charities around the globe. These works will be auctioned off at the end of the year and were Sacha's response to our Alice in Wonderland theme. What a great opportunity to watch him at work, another day at the office..........Love it.
Hello everybody, my name is Lyanne Fellows. I am a mum to an 8 year old boy and five year old boy and girl twins. Before moving back to the North East I worked in Dubai as a teacher of Art and Graphic Design and acting Head of Department. This was a move prompted by having twins and not wanting to give up my teaching job. Before having my twins I was head of art and a teacher trainer working for 6 years with a cluster of academies in the Midlands. I am now doing cover work in Newcastle upon Tyne and looking out for a position that is right for me to develop and share my vision with. I am really excited for another fun filled year.
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