Commitment to Action

Back to School Global-Education Documentary Project

Commitment by

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, Inc.

Back to School was the second installment in TIME FOR SCHOOL, a multi-year WNET documentary project on the global crisis in access to education. The project is exploring the obstacles to basic education in the developing world - especially for girls - by following seven children in seven countries from their first day of school in 2003, through 2015, the year they are slated to graduate from high school - and the target year for the U.N.'s Millennium Goal of education for all. Broadcast on PBS in 2006 and again in 2007, the film has a continuing impact through a rich Web site and off-air use. WNET is now producing part three, which will air this summer.

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Commitment

Back to School Global-Education Documentary Project

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

1 year

Region

Northern America, Middle East

Countries

Afghanistan, Benin, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, Romania, United States of America

Commitment by

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, Inc.

Partner(s)

Educational Broadcasting Corporation