Up and down the country, Send My Friend schools are campaigning for change
This year, on the International Day of Education we are celebrating the amazing work of young people and their teachers across the UK, who have been campaigning for the Send My Friend to School “All My Friends Need Teachers Campaign”.
Why do we run Send My Friend?
The simple answer is- because it works! Thousands of children have taken part in the campaign, met with their local MPs and demanded a fairer future for all children across the world, and proving that the voices of young people matter.
We believe that young people are the best advocates for their peers across the world, who may not be able to access qualified, well-trained and well-resourced teachers.
Together, our voices are louder.
Thank you to every school, child and teacher who has stood up to demand a teacher in every class, in every school, in every country.
How do young people feel about taking part in the campaign?
“I have learned how to speak to “scary people” like MPs which was a bit daunting at first, but now I feel like I can talk to or lobby anyone” Ellie, aged 14
“It’s been really good to learn about some of the issues going on in the world. I feel proud that we can work to try and make a difference” Logan, aged 10
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to be active global citizens. The annual campaign raises awareness of global inequalities in education, something our students are passionate about but more importantly gives them the tools to do something about it” (S Dixon, St Dominics school)
What have you been doing?
Check out our photo gallery of some of the amazing highlights from the work you’ve been doing to make sure that all children everywhere have access to a quality education.