We take very seriously Ben Franklin’s conviction that without “free universal education” the whole concept of democracy is at grave risk.

The prime purpose of Global Learn Day, begun in 1996,  is to provide bright spotlights and powerful megaphones for those doing extraordinary work to increase access to education, improve learning outcomes and fight ignorance, apathy and inequality.

We do this by attracting passionate individuals doing truly extraordinary work with exceptional outcomes. And by broadcasting what they say through the thousands of community radio broadcasting stations who reach audiences of like-minded souls.

Our search for these people is exhausting — to include those on  TED Talks; on National Public Radio; at the Commonwealth Club of California; innovative teachers of every stripe; authors, bloggers, leaders in radio, Social Neworking; leaders from One Billion Rising; those featured by the great newspapers of the world; English language teachers from Prague to Perth, Alaska to Argentina; advocates and leaders in Community Radio. With a  heavy dose from those in the business of educating the planet in the urgent need to  protect the Ocean — because “…all that’s at stake is the whole human race.”

We’ve been doing this since 1997. We especially encourage you to listen to voices from our earliest passages. These are the same drums we will beat on this Voyage — but loader, smoother, more pleasing; with improved spotlights, bigger megaphones, more tools to employ. But most important of all, by superbly interesting, interactive conversations inside a slick phone room. One that is absolutely free to those from 22 countries all over the world. (by Skype too).

No yada, yada yada allowed. Illuminating conversations of a kind you would hear at the Captain’s Table on any great ocean liner on any Ocean Crossing. With the largest benefit of all the people you meet.

Please: Take some time to listen or view these:

Maiden Voyage. Maiden Keynote

Maiden Opening Ceremonies

Maiden Visual Slide Show

A Special Presentation by Dr. Terry Redding

GLD – A Giving Machine


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