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Unlocking the power of youth: Clara Grant and her pioneering educational work in the East End of London

“ The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance — all this and more, today and tomorrow, depends on tapping into the power of youth ”, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General The universalism of these words to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, resonates with much of the work that Clara Ellen Grant (1867-1949), a London pioneer of infant children’s education, undertook in the East End in the early decades of the twentieth century.   Beginnings
12 Aug 2018
Dr Maria Castrillo