Send My Friend to School 2012 artwork at an exhibition in the House of Commons. Photograph by Mark Chilvers for ActionAid
This week is the Global Campaign for Education’s Global Action Week and this year the focus is on early childhood education (ECE). The GCE is campaigning for ‘rights from the start’ – to ensure that all children are able to realise their right to quality early childhood care and education.
When we talk about early childhood we’re referring to ages 0 up to 8 years old: the most important period in human development. We know that early childhood education can make a big difference to a child’s life and learning experience. Access to early childhood education is also one of the best ways to reduce inequality, especially among the poorest communities, and those who are most excluded such as disabled children, as it gives children the chance to develop and improve language, cognitive and social skills.
But over half of the world’s poorest children still don’t have access to any pre-school education and most of those excluded from early childhood education come from rural, poor communities.
Children take part in a Global Action Week event in Spain. Photo by Coalicion Espanola de la Campana Mundial por La Educacion
Across the globe, campaigners will be coming together this week to demand that every child has access to quality early childhood education so that everyone can get the best start in life possible. To find out more about some of the activities that are happening as part Global Action Week, have a look at the website herehttp://www.globalactionweek.org/pictures Continue reading
MPs Nigel Evans, Pamela Nash and Mark Williams with the Linekers
On Tuesday RESULTS joined with other members of the Global Campaign for Education to host a presentation on ’1GOAL: Education for All’ in the Houses of Parliament. We were privileged to be joined by Gary and Danielle Lineker, who are ambassadors for the 1GOAL campaign. The event, which was designed to stimulate interest in the campaign among parliamentarians and to raise the profile of a new All-Party Group on Education for All that we are currently working to establish, attracted a record number of Members of Parliament. Continue reading
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The Send My Friend to School campaign has been taking off in parliament this year and was mentioned in Prime Minister’s Questions, International Development questions, debates and even a parliamentary petition!
Send My Friend is an annual campaign run by the Global Campaign for Education (of which RESULTS is a member) to get schools around the UK to take action to ensure that every child can go to school, no matter where they live in the world. This year the Send My Friend campaign has linked up with 1GOAL to use the power of football to send a strong message to our politicians that the public wants action on this issue.
9,000 schools across the country have signed up to the campaign, holding events such as assemblies and special lessons and sending thousands of ‘supporter scarves’ to Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to commit to the fight to achieve education for all. Continue reading
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