As a newly-appointed Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, I want to bring attention to the 57 million children around the world currently being denied their human right to an education.
I am joined in this call to action by many other young advocates for global education. Together, we make up the Global Youth Ambassadors group – launched by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown.
As firm believers that education is the answer to the greatest challenges we face as a society, we ask for your help in urging leaders to raise budgets, build schools, train teachers and improve learning for all children.
It has been shown that we could lift more than 170 million people out of poverty simply by teaching every child in low-income countries basic reading skills.]
So why are we not making this a reality?
Unless we revert current trends, we will not even achieve universal primary education before 2086.
So join A World at School in our campaign to get every child into school and learning by signing up for our regular e-mail updates at www.aworldatschool.org . You’ll be the first to hear about the latest global education news and calls to action. Also, follow us on twitter (@aworldatschool) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AWorldAtSchool).
Global Youth Ambassador