Today we launch the 2019 Send My Friend to School campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone – download your Teacher’s Pack now!
Education is a universal human right. It is the key to a positive future for individual children, whole communities and the wider world. However – due to inequality – millions of children are being locked out of education simply because of who they are and where they live.
Today, we launch a brand new policy report: Unlock Education For Everyone: delivering the pledge to leave no one behind in education. It shows access to education and learning is not a level playing field. Children are experiencing unfair treatment for many reasons, including:
- having a disability
- being a girl in a place where gender discrimination is rife
- living in a rural area
- experiencing poverty
- being caught up in an emergency
And many children experience several of these factors at the same time, in overlapping and reinforcing ways – increasing their exclusion.
2019 is crucial in the journey to unlocking education for all children because this year the international community, including the UK for the very first time, will be reviewing its progress against its promise of ensuring education for all. We have to seize this opportunity!
That’s why thousands and thousands of children and young people across the UK are joining the campaign to create paper keys for their local MPs to call on the Government to Unlock Education for Everyone.
Join the campaign today to support unlocking education for everyone and 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.