Send My Friend to School

05 April 2017
Over twenty charities and teaching unions, including ATL work together as the GCE UK coalition, delivering the Send My Friend to School campaign and undertaking parliamentary and advocacy work to 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.

Now is the time to act to solve this crisis. We have a window of opportunity - 2017 is the year that world leaders can translate their words into action and commit to funding education for all. Join the 2017 Send My Friend to School campaign to show them the missing piece to the puzzle.

  • Education is powerful and transformative. For individual children and their families, but also for whole communities, countries and the world. Imagine the power of a world in which every child is in school – learning and aspiring.
  • Education can provide stability to children who are displaced, open up paths out of poverty, reduce the likelihood of war and conflict, and contribute to a healthy planet.
  • Education teaches young people to raise their voices for change. When thousands of young people come together across the country as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign, they are an unstoppable force.

Add your piece! Join the campaign and call on the UK government to increase their investment in education around the world - get your free teaching resource pack with everything you need to bring the campaign to life in your classroom - including films, real life stories and activities.

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