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Roadmap Pendidikan 2030

LONDON – Ketika mengunjungi kamp pengungsi Zaatari di Yordania awal tahun ini, saya menemui anak-anak yang mengutarakan makna pendidikan bagi mereka. Bagi pemuda-pemudi asal Suriah yang terpaksa meninggalkan rumah dan semua harta benda yang dimiliki, pendidikan lebih dari sekadar kualifikasi atau nilai ujian; pendidikan mewakili harapan mereka untuk masa depan.

Anak-anak yang hidup di penampungan seperti Zaatari dan jutaan lainnya di seluruh dunia merupakan pokok dari International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, sebuah forum yang saya ikuti sejak September tahun lalu. Komisi tersebut berkomitmen terhadap Tujuan 4 dari rumusan PBB tentang Sustainable Development Goals (Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan), yang bertujuan “menjamin pendidikan yang inklusif dan berkualitas serta mendorong kesempatan belajar seumur hidup bagi semua orang” pada tahun 2030.

Prospek realisasi tujuan tersebut masih jauh dari sempurna. Di tengah isu-isu pembangunan lainnya yang menuntut perhatian kita, para pembuat kebijakan harus ingat bahwa pendidikan sangat fundamental; tapi di luar itu, pendidikan akan menjadi katalisator bagi kemajuan pembangunan lainnya.

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