Karen Garvin from the Global Campaign for Education introduces this year’s focus for Send My Friend to School.
At present, 57 million children worldwide are missing out on their basic human right to a quality education and over a third of them have a disability.
For 2014 Send ALL My Friends to School highlights the children with disabilities who are missing out most on education. A free pack and masses of on-line resources bring the lives of Lucy, Abdi and Difasi into the classroom and explain to pupils at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 how they can be part of the important process of changing these lives.
TV presenter and Paralympian Ade Adepitan introduces the campaign DVD, which is part of a free pack with colour case study posters and a Teachers Guide – available for all schools that sign up. Through Ade’s eyes, pupils learn about the barriers to education for children with disabilities, and get a step-by-step guide on how to take part in this year’s campaign. Pupils from Ade’s old primary school (Southern Road Primary in east London) helped him make this film.
The Send ALL My Friends to School campaign and resources present a great starting point for highlighting the issue of educational access for young people across the world.
You might also want to think about how you address this global issue in your classroom beyond the campaign.
Take a look at the Global Learning Programme (GLP) resources on Education which provide extra information and support to help you develop this theme in the curriculum.
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