Global Business Coalition for Education


In Their Own Words: Youth Speak Out for Education Investment



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This exclusive GBC-Education blog series, In Their Own Words: Youth Speak Out for Education Investment, highlights the unique relationship between private sector investments in education and youth, the very population that they’re seeking to impact. In the series, A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors scattered across the globe talk about the work they’re doing with businesses to help improve education in their communities. Follow this series to learn about the different ways businesses can engage youth to better their contribution to education.

The Global Youth Ambassadors (GYA) program was launched by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, on 10 April, 2014. A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors are young leaders with the interest, passion and dedication to be part of the global education solution.


In Their Own Words: Moses Browne

Fighting for Education in Liberia


Moses Browne_fotor17 November, 2015

Moses Browne, a GYA based in Liberia, partnered with two local businesses to collect more than 75,000 signatures for the #UpForSchool campaign.








In Their Own Words: Ojonwa Miachi

Empowering Local Youth to Increase Government Accountability


Ojonwa Deborah11 September, 2015

Ojonwa Miachi, a GYA from Nigeria, is helping to increase the transparency of government spending on education in local communities.







In Their Own Words: Leroy Philips

Supporting Youth Who Help the Most Marginalized


leroy-receiving-queens-young-leaders-award 1 September, 2015

Leroy Phillips, a GYA from Guyana, pitches his case before a panel at the Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony.






In Their Own Words: Vuyelwa Zandamela

Addressing the Problem at the Source


Vuyelwa Zandamela (right) moderating panel 2 (1)20 August, 2015

Vuyelwa Zandamela, a GYA from South Africa, explains how she worked with Microsoft to address education issues specific to her community.