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

Estimated Total Value

$350,000

Region

Asia, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, BENIN, BRAZIL, INDIA, JAPAN, KENYA, ROMANIA, United States

Commitment by

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, Inc.

Partner(s)

Educational Broadcasting Corporation