The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that promotes and defends education as a basic human right. We campaign and advocate at the international, regional and national level to put pressure on governments and the international community to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.
OBESSU, through its membership in the Global Student Forum, is also part of the GCE and from the 18th to the 20th of March, our Board Member Alexandra Seybal, as part of the Global Student Forum delegation, participated in the Youth and Students Caucus of the Global Campaign for Education in Arusha, Tanzania. In this fora OBESSU had the chance to meet representatives of youth and students organizations from all over the world.
The caucus aimed to improve and enhance the engagement of students and youth in the different structures of the organisation, renew GCE’s Youth Engagement Strategy and to analyse and reflect on the ongoing problems caused by the Covid-19-pandemic. While doing this, a decolonized, transformative, and feminist approach was practiced.
‘’What I take back to OBESSU is the motivation and inspiration that I was able to get from my around 20 co-activists. It is a loud reminder that our solidarity is not just empty words, but that it should be real and practiced everyday. For all the dances danced, food eaten, discussions shared, and inspiration gathered – I want to express my deep gratitude.’’