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It’s World Teachers’ Day!

By Emily Riemer

“Take a stand for teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2012 today, which UNESCO celebrates with its partners, the International Labour Organization, UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI).

Rosemary with her students at the Nadulu Infant Primary School in Kampala.Opportunity is so proud to honor teachers like Rosemary Namande, who educates hundreds of kids at the Nadulu Infant Primary School in Kampala, Uganda, boarding many who are orphans, and taking care of a number with HIV/AIDS. Rosemary explains that “love for the children is down in my heart.” Her love and commitment to her students’ well-being and their education is inspiring, and perfect example of why we’re dedicated to supporting teachers and school administrators with our education finance initiatives, including school proprietor loans and school fee loans to students and their families. Because 130 million children worldwide are not in school, and 70% of them are girls. That’s not a statistic we or anyone else should be able to live with! We’re working to ensure that there are quality schools, in urban as well as in rural and remote neighborhoods, and that parents can afford to send their kids to them, especially the girls.

Take a stand for teachers today. Learn more about our education finance program and share it on Facebook, and say a big thank you to the teachers you know. Where would our kids, and millions of kids around the world, be without them? 

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