Believing in the transformative power of education, we must instill in our graduates a sense of humanity, accountability and urgency. Although education alone will not solve the entrenched systemic problems we are facing here in the United States and around the world, in a brighter future, equal access to quality education will be at the core.
Across our network, there are individuals, families and communities who face challenges and injustice each day. The context changes across geographies and cultures, but discrimination is too familiar. We are constantly inspired by the strength and resilience shown by members of the Laureate community, despite the hardest of circumstances.
As a company, we will continue to use our platform to actively be non-discriminatory in all we do, we will champion diversity, inclusion and equality across our workplace, and we will inspire a generation of graduates to continue advancing these principles in their work and throughout their communities.
The promise of the United States is what makes so many citizens proud, and what led so many of us to immigrate here. What happens in the United States is felt around the world, and all eyes are now on us. It is our responsibility to be part of advancing a more just, more equal nation for all.
Today, and every day. Across our own Laureate community, and beyond. Black Lives Matter.
To read the full statement from our CEO, Eilif Serck-Hanssen, click here.