The Mission of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education is to accelerate affordable access to education and training worldwide. The ultimate goal is free, quality education to everyone, everywhere. The Institute is Global Learn Day’s primary promoter and organizer in an effort to advance this mission each year.
The “Patron Saint” of the Institute is Benjamin Franklin, who championed free universal education. He did this at a time when only children from wealthy families were taught “reading, writing and arithmetic.”
John Hibbs is the founder and imagineer of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education.