ASPnet Newsletter - CONNECT (Issue 14)
15. december 2020
Dear ASPnet community,
Dear National Coordinators,
Dear teachers, students and parents,
Greetings to all at ASPnet for the last issue of our newsletter of 2020. It’s been a year of unprecedented challenges, and I am very proud to say, of unprecedented solidarity, support and communication within ASPnet. It has been an exceptional and incredibly enriching experience ‘encountering’ each other in our various events, including our very successful global webinar in May, along with other webinars, and communications between us all. We have witnessed and benefited from many inspiring voices from students, teachers and parents during the events, but also, of course, in our newsletter. I want to sincerely thank you all for your solidarity, inspiration and sharing of experiences!
In this issue, we recognize the importance of the right to education and the work undertaken worldwide against discrimination, on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Convention Against Discrimination in Education. In collaboration with our colleagues at UNESCO we have put together a rich package of relevant information on the Convention mixed with info boxes on different aspects of the right to education which can be used in school and at home to spark reflection and discussion. A very big thank you to Gwang-Chol Chang and his right to education team for the great support and advice in compiling this package.
And, as always, we bring you the most recent activities of UNESCO, relevant to you, including news from ASPnet, such as the recently held second Change Initiative webinar for Teacher Training Institutions. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, including the feedback you can see at the top of my message.
Speaking on behalf of the whole International Coordination Team, I want to thank you for your invaluable contributions over this past year, and wish you all a peaceful, healthy and restful end to 2020. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you all and continuing this great work next year.
PS Look out for a special heartfelt video message from a student saying NO to discrimination.
Stay safe. Stay CONNECTed!