57 million children around the world are out of school.
Post on 13-Jan-2016
57 million children around the world are out of school500,000 UK school children are campaigning
They are part of a global movement with millions of young campaigners
Children from two Welsh schools visited Westminster and asked, Mr Cameron, will you Send My Friend to School?
Our young campaign ambassadors represented the UK at the UNs first ever youth takeover on 12th July 2013
Children have told us about the qualities and skills that make an ideal teacher.
They believe that every child deserves a great teacher.
They have added their voices to global demands for education for all!
Pupils at Rhodes Avenue Primary met DfID Minister Lynne Featherstone MP
50 + MPs went back to school to meet young campaigners in person.
99% of MPs received Send My Friend messages from their constituents!
Nearly 5,000 UK schools have taken partWe are having an impact! The UK government is now giving more than any other country in aid to education.
Sadly, the global picture doesnt look so good - many countries are giving less than last year and education aid has fallen by 200 million globally.
17 billion a year is needed to get every child in school - about four times as much aid as is currently being given. So we cant stop campaigning yet
In the words of Malala Yousafzai:
I speak, not for myself, but for those without voice to be heard
Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.
Thank you everyone for being part of Send My Friend to School!