Marième Sakho Dansokho is a mathematics teacher and member of EI’s Executive Committee since 2011. General Secretary of the teacher trade union of Senegal (SYPROS - Syndicat des Professeurs du Sénégal), she is the Confederal Secretary in charge of Education and Training at the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Sénégal (CNTS). She was a member of Education International’s Regional Committee Africa (CRAIE) until 2011 and a representative of the teaching profession on the Board of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) from 2012 to 2016. Marième Sakho serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Education Monitoring Report as a representative of the teaching profession.
Written by Marième Sakho Dansokho
Is Senegal, the good student, cited as an example, a giant with feet of clay? With 25% of its budget allocated to education, i.e. more than 6% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), significant efforts are certainly being made, but for what result? There are more than 1,500,000 children out...Senegal: Strong action needed for inclusive quality public education
As with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and regardless of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG4 aiming to provide everyone with quality education, are not likely to be achieved by 2030.No emergence of Africa without substantial public funding for education at the national level.
Education International (EI) is celebrating 25 years of existence; 25 years of advocacy for education and the teaching profession. A long journey peppered with successes, wins and persistent challenges. EI and its affiliated organisations have to contend with capital and capitalists more concerned with their own profits than with the...#EI25: "Remaining a trade unionist and staying strong", by Marième Sakho Dansokho (SYPROS, Senegal)