Take a closer look at teaching and education around the world with Lyfta

Saturday 5th October is World Teachers’ Day which focuses on ‘appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world’, as well as providing an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

The continued shortage of teachers is a significant challenge worldwide. There are an estimated 264 million children and youths still out of school globally, and according to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the world needs to recruit almost 69 million new teachers to reach the 2030 education goal of universal primary and secondary education.

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The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession and reflect on how education compares worldwide. How does a classroom in your school compare to a classroom in a small town in Ethiopia?

Log in to your Lyfta account and visit your Awra Amba resource to find out more about the value of teaching and a good education, and why this is especially prized in locations where the right to education is not a given.

  • Visit the school to hear from Tsehaynesh who, in the face of adversity, has continued her education in the pursuit of a better future for herself.

  • Learn more about the right to education and how this varies in other parts of the world page 24 of the teacher guide.

  • Consider dream careers and what is required to reach this goal on page 33 of the teacher guide.

  • Meet Gebeyehu in the finance office who is one of the many graduates returning to work in Awra Ambaand developing the community with their newly learned skills.

With interactive areas to explore, as well as multimedia content and real life stories, the Awra Amba resource offers an ideal opportunity to explore the importance of teaching and a good education.

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LinkS to
UN SDG 3, 4, 5, 8 & 11


In 2015, UN countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs).

This lesson ties in nicely with SDG 3, 4, 5, 8  and 11, which are all about good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth and sustainable cities and communities.

We at Lyfta believe that it is imperative for our children to know what the SDGs are and to feel empowered to make a positive contribution to a better and more sustainable world.