Send my Friend to School

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"If I were a world leader..."

2015 is the year that could change 58 million children's futures. World leaders will gather this September in New York to decide the future of the world's children.

Send My Friend to School is asking UK pupils to imagine that they were a world leader and tell politicians what crucial decisions they would make to get every child worldwide into school now.

In 2000 world leaders promised universal primary education by 2015, but 58 million children are still out of school and its girls, children in conflict areas and children with disabilities that are missing out most. At the current rate of progress it will be 2086 before every child worldwide gets an education and a chance for a bright future.

There has been some great progress - millions of young people around the world have spoken out and 50 million more children have enrolled in primary school. Rwanda now has 99% of children in school and Vietnam has one teacher for every 19 primary students. However, other countries still have a long way to go…Nigeria has over 10 million children out of school and an average of 100 pupils in every classroom.

The Send My Friend to School campaign has launched a new FREE schools pack to help UK pupils speak out now for every child's right to education and make sure world leaders make the right decisions this year. Pack includes a DVD, teachers guide, posters, stickers and loads more learning resources are available online.