Grace, who attends school in Southern Malawi
Grace, who attends school in Southern Malawi

Send my friend to school

Across the world, 263 million children are missing out on school.

Send My Friend to School is a national campaign which asks schools across the UK to take action and call for greater government funding for global education. By taking the message to their local MPs, young people have the chance to make real change happen.

Education is powerful and transformative

Imagine a world in which every child could go to school and realise their full potential.

In 2015 world leaders signed up to the sustainable development goals and pledged that all children would have access to a quality primary and secondary education by 2030. However, at the current rate of progress this goal won't be achieved until 2084 - over 50 years late! Children continue to miss out on school because of conflict, disaster and poverty.

That's where you come in. Every year Send My Friend to School asks young people in the UK to campaign in their local communities and take part in the national week of action. By drawing attention to the issue of global education, young people can put pressure on parliamentarians to follow through on their promise.

Every year, over half a million children take part in Send My Friend to School and we've had some huge campaign wins!