Send all my friends to school
13 February 2014
Leonard Cheshire Disability is supporting the 2014 ‘Send ALL my friends to school campaign’, which has just been launched by the Global Campaign for Education.
The campaign invites UK school pupils to remind world leaders that it is children with disabilities that are missing out most on education. In 2000, world leaders promised to get all children a primary education by 2015. A lot has been achieved: the number of children out of school has actually halved. That still leaves 57 million children without an education and more than one in three have a disability.
Broadcaster and Paralympian Ade Adepitan presents this year’s campaign film:
Through his own personal story we see the importance of education and what it can achieve. The film features children with disabilities from Kenya who have been supported by Leonard Cheshire Disability’s inclusive education project in Nyanza province.
Last year over half a million pupils from 5,000 UK schools took part in the campaign. This year the campaign is asking young people to get creative and raise awareness of the right of every child everywhere, regardless of disabilities, to have an education.
Find out more about how you can take part in the world’s biggest education campaign.