Education is Hope

If your daughters and your sons could not go to school. Because, they are at risk of being assaulted, kidnapped, or even killed.

What would you do?

What could you do?

What are you going to do?

Protect Children In School

NJ MED (and all the visitors to this website) want to help.

The TIF (To School, In-School, and From School) Proposed International Law

Around the world, millions of children are at risk on their way to school, while they’re in school, and on their way home from school.

In developed nations student’s face risks, such as assault, theft, rape, and a growing trend in hateful bullying from other students.

While in developing countries students are at great risk of being kidnapped on their way to, in, and from school. And forced into child labor or sex trafficking.

To address these problems, NJ MED (New Jersey Minority Educational Development) joined the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), to work with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and nation’s governments to establish an International Policy by 2026, to protect children, as they seek to better their lives, by attending school.

The World is Watching

The TIF mission is a proposed international law and policy to prevent harm to students on their way to school, while they are in school, and to ensure their safe return home. And to be up-held, in each of the 193-member nations of the United Nations.

The new law and policy will call for strict and swift punishment to those that violate it. In the form of, imprisonment, stiff fines, and/or suspension of civic privileges (driving license or professional career licenses).

Any nation (that allow children to be harmed) or group or organization that is involved will be punished monetarily with sanctions, and/or punished under the full extent of violating international human right laws by the United Nation’s Security Council.

The international community for child protection and human rights organizations by the year 2020 will help develop the guidelines, resolutions, and punishment rules for the proposed new international law.

What Happens Until Then?

NJ MED will support and seek partnership with two international initiatives that are already established to help protect children.- The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) and the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV).

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) was established in 2010 by organizations from the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected fragile states, higher education, protection, international human rights, and international humanitarian law who were concerned about on-going attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity.

The World Bank’s FCV) mission statement – The Addressing fragility, conflict, and violence is a strategic priority to achieve our twin goals— end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. We are working with the global community towards the Sustainable Development Goals—in particular, Goal 16 for peace, justice, and strong institutions.

NJ MED will support both initiatives’ causes through joint public awareness campaigns, in countries were children faces the greatest risk of attending school. In support of  the United Nation’s led efforts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) platform of 2 goals.

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Education is Hope

The Target Nations Children Need the Most Help Right Now

Below is a list of Forty-six countries that have been identified as the most unsafe environment for children to attend school: 

Angola
Afghanistan
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
India
Iraq
Kiribati
Kosovo
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. STS.
Mozambique
Myanmar
Papua New Guinea
Pakistan
Peru
Russia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Togo
Turkey
Tuvalu
Ukraine
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen
Zimbabwe

Here is the list of the Thirty-three of the 46 Countries who have not agreed to protect their children that attend school.

Angola
Burundi
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
India
Iraq
Kiribati
Kosovo
Libya
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. STS.
Myanmar
Papua New Guinea
Pakistan
Peru
Russia
Solomon Islands
Syria
Togo
Turkey
Tuvalu
Ukraine
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen
Zimbabwe

NJ MED’s Support Mission

NJ MED with the support of Colleges, Football Federations, and Clubs, and our World Top 20 Project Network of partners will work towards providing services to the target 33 countries that have not agreed to protect children that attend school. By:

  1. Working towards building partnerships with both initiatives.
  2. Getting the 33 countries to agree to sign the Safe School Declaration
  3. Promote the causes of both initiatives within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  4. Develop an Education Profile of all 33 countries.
  5. Build a network of local organizations within all 33 countries to participate in the World Top 20 Project.
  6. Provide educational materials for children not attending school.

More World Top 20 Project Information:

Children Human Rights
In-School Violence
Save Our Children
World Football Supporters