Let My Friends Learn: the launch of Send My Friend’s new Young Persons policy report

Conflict, climate change, food crises, forced displacement and the aftermath of COVID-19 are obstructing children’s right to education on an unprecedented level.  Globally 222 million school-aged children are affected by emergencies and require urgent support. In 2023, Send My Friend to School is asking the UK Government to PREPARE, PROTECT, INVEST and ACT to protect children’s learning in emergencies.

Our new young person’s policy report is for young people age 11-18, to deepen their learning of education in emergencies, support them with their studying of the main campaign pack, and outline the actions that we are asking the UK government to make sure that all children can access education during times of emergencies. The report breaks down the campaign into clear and concise language, and intends to inspire informed participation in the wider campaign.

A key focus for Send My Friend to School is to increase youth voice and participation across every level of our campaign activities. It is important that young people are given the tools to tap into their own agency to be change makers, and this report will give them the tools to call on the UK Government to PREPARE, PROTECT, INVEST and ACT to secure children’s learning in emergencies.

two students engaging with the young person's policy report

Jess, a 13 year old student at Croxley Danes school, said

it was really informative and provided the information in a way that wasn’t too complex, and took the core values of the campaign and explained them and the effects. It was really helpful- not boring and really engaging!”

You can also find a series of learning activities, designed to support young peoples’ understanding of the report. Use them as an independent homework activity in the holidays, in class, or to support students’ learning of the Education in Emergencies schools’ campaign.

Download the report hereDownload the learning activities here