Organized jointly by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and Education International, the theme of the day is “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.” The main objective is to bring to the forefront the need to halt the decline in the number of teachers, and implement solutions now to increase their numbers.
It is also a call to reflect on the support that these education professionals need to fulfill their vocation. It is also a call to reflect on the support that these professionals need to fulfill their vocation and to encourage a revision of the way we perceive this profession and its prospects. Several local, national and international events are taking place during this day.
As a religious congregation of teachers, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) are very aware of the importance of the supportive role of many people around the teaching profession. When they were active in teaching, they were supported by many sisters, especially in organizing activities. This is still the case for the SNJMs working in the schools in Lesotho.
This day is also an opportunity to pay tribute to all these women teachers and to all those who, behind the scenes, have contributed to giving a solid education to young people as well as to all those who have taken up the torch.