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Kevin Watkins

CEO of Save the Children UK

Kevin Watkins is CEO of Save the Children UK.

Kevin Watkins
6 Sep 2022

Free school lunch programmes boosts learning

The world's governments are gearing up for their own big education moment. At the United Nations Transforming Education Summit during Sept 16-19, they have a chance to tackle a global learning crisis that has been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic and rising levels of child poverty and malnutrition.

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Free school lunch programmes boosts learning
19 May 2022

Can we still unite to do big things?

When US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau opened the Bretton Woods Conference almost 80 years ago, he reminded delegates that failures of international cooperation had led to the Great Depression, social division and ultimately war. "Prosperity, like peace, is indivisible," he concluded, "we cannot afford to have it scattered here or there among the fortunate ... Poverty, wherever it exists, is menacing to us all."

19 May 2022
11 Jan 2018

The youngest refugees

The Rohingya refugee crisis has become an education crisis, as education provision for Myanmar’s youngest refugees remains woefully insufficient.

11 Jan 2018
The youngest refugees