Bambos Charalambous MP, shadow minister for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, highlighted the work of the amazing young people across the UK, who are campaigning with Send My Friend for all their friends across the world to receive access to a quality education at the Parliamentary debate for International Day of Education.
“Each year around 250,000 young people from across the UK take part in the campaign, meeting with dozens of MPs, and I’ve met their excellent Campaign Champions on a number of occasions. I’m always inspired by their passion and commitment that they have for other children around the world who are not fortunate enough to receive the same education that we do here in the UK. So I’d like to end with the following words from Jenson, speaking on behalf of his classmates at Colne Engaine in Braintree “we think every child has the right to an education. Reasons that stop children from going to school like natural disasters, war and famine are not chosen by the children”. Let that ring true in all our ears as we celebrate international day of education.”