WANTED: Young Ambassadors 2013!
Kate Evans Marketing and Communications Assistant, Education and Youth
21st Sep 2012
Steve Sinnott Award for young education campaigners
The search is on for two bright, articulate and passionate 14-15 year olds to travel to India and be the Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education in 2013.
Following a national competition, winners of the Steve Sinnott Award will travel with Oxfam, to investigate the barriers to education for children in India. They will spend a week finding out what life is like for children missing out on school, and meet local young campaigners, charity workers and politicians.
Back in the UK they will support the campaign by spreading the word via the media and their peers. They will also have the chance to speak with UK politicians to challenge them on the part the UK government is playing to help end the crisis in global education.
Steve Sinnott was the much-admired and widely-respected General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers NUT). Steve was a passionate advocate of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), and believed that education was one of the most important ways to help people turn their lives around. Following Steve's tragic and sudden death in April 2008, the award scheme was set up by GCE UK following the wishes of Steve Sinnott's family.
Do you know of any young people that have got what it takes to be Young Ambassador for the Global Campaign for Education 2013? For full details go to: http://www.sendmyfriend.org/news /steve-sinnott-award-2013
Image: Eilidh Naismith and Billy Davidson, Young Ambassadors for the Global campaign for Education 2012 out in Malawi, where only 40% of children finish even a primary education. Photo credit: Graeme Robertson/GCE UK