A World At School is a global campaign aiming to make education the number one priority, working to get all children into school. An international campaign with a diverse team from several countries, they have offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
“Education is the key to opportunity and the right of every child.
There are 58 million girls and boys around the world who do not go to school. With time running out until the end of 2015, progress has stalled on the task outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG2) to get all children into school and learning. We must ensure every child’s basic right to go to school is realised.
With the number of out-of-school children on the rise, A World at School is magnifying the efforts of all organisations working to get all children into school and learning.”
This campaign was launched in 2013, and now it is a movement of hundreds of thousands of people from more than 250 civil society, teacher, faiths, youth, business, international and non-governmental organisations.
They have 500 Global Youth Ambassadors campaigning in 85 countries across the globe.
“Take a moment to imagine those who will never experience the joy of reading a book because they’re unable to make sense of the words on the page…
Teachers have a special insight into the impact learning can have on children’s lives, and so have a crucial role to play in the #UpForSchool campaign – and to encourage them and their schools to get involved we’ve made a new schools pack.
The pack includes powerful resources, real stories, activities and lesson plans to introduce this campaign into the classroom and encourage children to start collecting signatures which will be handed over to world leaders at the United Nations in September.
We need your help to share this pack with teachers and schools around the world and connect them with the #UpForSchool petition:
Forward this email to your teacher friends, or with a school you may have links with – wherever they are in the world – to help grow the global movement standing #UpForSchool.
If you are a teacher, learn more about the campaign & download the the pack and lesson plans here: http://www.aworldatschool.org/schools
We need schools around the world to sign up now and help us create a record breaking petition. We want those in school to fight for those who are not. With their voices we can show world leaders that young people demand they take action to ensure that every child has the same right to go to school and learn.
If you live in a country where almost every child goes to school, it’s easy to forget the difference that it makes. But research shows that a child who has been educated is safer, healthier and freer to make her own choices than one that hasn’t.
School isn’t just about the joy of learning – the magic of understanding how to add, subtract and multiply, or the wonder of discovering a story that makes you laugh or cry. It’s also about life and death, and the opportunity to build a future that you choose for yourself.
Thanks for being involved,
Claire and the team at A World at School”