Send My Friend to School

28 August 2017

Students participate in Send My Friend to School

Send My Friend to School brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education, and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.

World leaders have promised every child in the world a quality education. But a key piece of the puzzle is missing – the money to pay for this education – leaving the global picture with 263 million children missing out on school, and many of those in school not learning.

Window of opportunity

Now is the time to act to solve this crisis. 2017 is the year that world leaders can translate their words into action and commit to funding education for all.  To call attention to this issue young people all across the UK have been creating paper puzzle pieces symbolising a quality education and presenting them to their local MP to call on the UK government to increase its investment in education around the world.

The Send My Friend to School Week of Action was  3-7th July. Over 300,000 young people have taken part in the Send My Friend to School campaign so far. In July, 20 of these young people – the Send My Friend Campaign Champions – took the message to Parliament in an action day where they met MPs, Ministers and even handed in the campaign at Number 10 Downing Street.

Ema Jackson, Campaigns Manager at Send my Friend to School says:

“There is still time to take part – the Government will be making its decision about how much to invest in global education in the coming months so the time to act is now.”

Download your free Teacher Pack today with all the information you need to get your class involved.

Find out more about the campaign.

Find resources on education around the world in the Global Dimension resource library.

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