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Education as activist tactic


This guide is for anyone who wants to use their skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world through education. It provides information on how to get started, how to find and work with allies, and how to make your voice heard.

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How to organise

Some common methods of organising an education include holding workshops, hosting speakers, and creating educational materials such as pamphlets or website content.


There are many examples of successful education activists. One example is Malala Yousafzai, who is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

Also check out the Global Nonviolent Action Database (opens in new tab).

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External resources

Storytelling and Social Activism with Young People by Marilyn Metta

The Learning Zone Model by Maxwell J Smith


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