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Politics for Education

Education needs resources...including a political representative...
Resources are usually allocated to politicians or on their hands at least!
Many NGOs tiny or giant (e.g. UNICEF) trying their best to leave no child behind and it seems like it's open-ended thread.

Through analyzing our situation here in Sudan...and believing on Education as the way and only way to develop. I came up with this idea:
Forming a political party for Education.

According to Sudan political parties regulations we need 500 members to register officially...we started a Facebook group "Sudan Education party" last Monday, July 23rd, 2012... today, Monday, July 30th, 2012..we're nearly 1000.


As far as I know, this is the first of it's kind in Sudan (Don't know if you're aware of such initiative else where).

We'll resume our efforts to bring OLPC to Sudan, and make use of all of these TED talks/initiatives...this time with our own political support...

Your thoughts/input is highly appreciated.

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    Jul 30 2012: It sounds like you exceeded your goal of enlisting five hundred members, so congratulations!

    The political and policy structure in different countries is different enough that I think I probably don't understand why there needs to be a "political party for education" in Sudan. Is there not universal access to education for children up to a certain age? Are there political parties that do not support education or universal education or improvements in education?
    In the country where I live, any political party must support universal access to educaton, just like they would have to support the franchise for all citizens. There could not be a party that is anti-education here. Similarly every political party and politician supports the idea of improving educational outcomes and innovation in education. It's absolutely not controversial.

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