The challenges of education for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030
With a long 30-year path traveled through democracy, national education exposes important achievements and countless debts and backwardness. Guaranteeing an equitable and quality education for all and throughout their lives, demands more than a simple adjustment or rearrangement of what already exists.
With this discussion held in the IPU Conference Room, within the framework of the expo, the Fundación Paraguaya, Together for Education, Moisés Bertoni Foundation and the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education promoted a discussion with the objective to contribute with evidence to answer the big questions surrounding public financing of education, the levels of sufficiency, the dynamics of the sector and its management capacity.
On behalf of Fundación Paraguaya, Luis Cateura, manager of the Self-sustainable Schools program, particpated from the discussion, as well as Oscar Charotti, executive director of Together for Education; Mirna Vera, for the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education, and Yan Speranza, executive director of Moisés Bertoni, as moderator.
For 45 minutes, there was an interesting debate from a perspective of reviewing the legal framework of education as a fundamental right, looking at the projection of the Investment to 2030, going through the national and educational background of the country. In the case of Fundación Paraguaya, its manager of the Self-sustainable Schools program talked about the experience with this educational model. “Learning by heart as a teaching method hinders the learning process, in our schools, life experiences are the pillars of our methodology,” said Luis Cateura.
“In Early Childhood we must be especially careful, because coverage is expanding but not with teachers specialized in early childhood,” said Mirna Veras; thus, generating an interesting exchange of opinions among the panelists. “FONACIDE has managed to prop up public spending in early childhood, although it still represents 1% of the social spending,” said Oscar Charotti on the same topic.
The purpose of this discussion was to provide knowledge and analysis to the debate and the generation of a national agreement that commits the government – together with the different sectors of society and the citizens- to move forward in the transformations that education needs to become a policy of State and a national cause.