Our goal is to change the world through education. It may sound idealistic, but this is precisely our mission. It is what motivates the work of everyone at the Gomal Medical College, from faculty and staff, to students and alumni, to our partners and supporters. It inspires our teaching and our research. It fuels our work with teachers, principals, and leaders in education both here and across the globe.
We are driven by the belief that every child deserves a high-quality education and that educational opportunity is a basic human right. Regardless of where a child is born, who his parents are, the color of her skin, whether he can see or hear, or whether she sleeps in a mansion or a shelter: that child deserves a high-quality education. Providing ample educational opportunities is one of the most fundamental obligations each generation owes to the ones that follow.
We are witnessing an intersection of great challenge and great opportunity. At the moment, far too many students lack access to a high-quality education; still others are unable to achieve their full potential. Our classrooms were designed for the 19th century, while technology continues to evolve at a dizzying pace. And much too often, ideology and politics trump evidence and common sense, making it difficult to have honest conversations about the best ways to fix what is broken in education. That is the challenge.”