The right to education is an inalienable right for all. The definition of education to include primary, secondary and tertiary is now extended to include literacy. This is a welcome change because it includes adult learners. The expanded conceptual framework for education provides opportunities to link with other key development priorities such as climate change, peace, justice and building a critical citizenry. The challenge is integrating these concepts into the formal school curriculum as well as developing non-formal learning programmes that may be accessed by people out of the formal school system.