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Generation 2030… for a real education

This organisation was founded with the aim of defending and strengthening public policies in support of the interests and educational development of children. In order to create a more just and sustainable society the education children receive now is fundamental.


Generación 2030 05Education cuts, which in many countries have been driven by the economic climate, have translated into less investment in public education, in fewer teachers, in the increase in class sizes and in the disappearance of grants and support for study, among other changes that have damaged the quality of education.

Measures that have provoked the indignation of the general public and many organisations. Faced with this reality and concern about the shape of the future of society, Oxfam International has recently launched the initiative “Global citizenship for teachers”.

A declaration signed by educational professionals that emphasises the importance of education today for the consolidation of a just and balanced society in the future. An aim that coincides with the programme UNESCO is carrying out in support of education for sustainable development.

El colegio, ahora desde la casa5According to the United Nations, an educated society will help to solve the problems of hunger, of climate change and encourage sustainable consumption, amongst other benefits.

Generation 2030

This initiative is about defending the rights of children and promoting public policies to improve children’s well-being. To this end, Generation 2030 was founded and instigated in Russia to be an organisation that will focus its efforts on guaranteeing quality education.

El colegio, ahora desde la casa9According to Alina Radchenko, Head of the Secretariat of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and founder of Generation 2030, the strength and competiveness of nations in the coming years will be determined by the human factor rather than by military force and the possession of natural resources as they are at present.

“The future of our civilisation are the people who are currently three, five or ten years old, so we must strive to assure their well-being and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities they will face in the future”, explains Radchenko.

“Generation 2030” was founded in a nation that heads the world list of the most populated countries in terms of higher education, according to the latest OECD report.

Generación 2030 09This study states that in Russia 54% of people between 25 and 64 years of age have a university degree. Canada and Israel rank the highest.

Nevertheless, Alina Radchenko’s organisation has been created with a view to further improving this data.

It is argued that “population growth is at the point of stabilising” and that countries will cease to impose restrictions on immigration.

Strengthening the education of children will enable the attraction of foreign investment, will create a less corrupt society and will develop qualified citizens capable of maintaining the purchasing power of pensioners.

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