The Global Peace Centre of Canada | Jahan Zeb | Talks at Google | Summary and Q&A

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TL;DR

Ziauddin Yousafzai and Jahan Zeb discuss the importance of education in conflict-affected areas and their work with Global Peace Centre Canada and Malala Fund to provide quality education to refugees and internally displaced people.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How has the Malala Fund contributed to education for Syrian refugees?

The Malala Fund has constructed schools in refugee camps and provided scholarships for Syrian girls to receive a quality education. They also focus on advocating for 12 years of free and quality education for all children.

Q: What role does technology play in providing education to conflict-affected areas?

Technology can provide accessible platforms for education, allowing children and adults in remote areas to access educational resources and receive online training. Partnerships with technology companies like Google would greatly enhance the reach of education in these areas.

Q: How receptive has the Pakistani government been to promoting education?

The Pakistani government recognizes the importance of education but faces challenges due to limited resources and priorities on military spending. However, they have shown willingness to collaborate with organizations like Global Peace Centre Canada to develop peace education curriculum and training.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Ziauddin Yousafzai shares his personal story of growing up in a village in Pakistan where girls were not allowed to receive an education and how education changed his life.

  • He emphasizes the importance of education for children in conflict zones, highlighting the loss of potential and the danger of radicalization when education is not accessible.

  • Jahan Zeb explains the mission of Global Peace Centre Canada to provide hope and opportunity to young people through peace education and the development of peace education curriculum and training for educators.

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