Worlds Biggest Lesson | Send My Friend 08
It is so easy for us in the "developed world" to sit at our computers and grumble about filtering policies in our education authorities and how we can't access such and such a site which would be so useful for our kids.
Unfortunately there are 72 million boys and girls in this world of ours who are missing out on an education because of poverty, the majority (57%) being girls.
According to the Millenium Development Goals every single one of these 72 million children will have access to QUALITY PRIMARY education by 2015...time is running out.
In 2006 the UK government promised £8.5 billion to help achieve the goal of universal primary education by 2015. In the following financial year £365 million was given out. This means that the government now needs to commit £1 billion every year from 2010 to keep its promise.
It is my firm belief that every school in the UK should help the UK government to remember its commitment by taking part in the Global Campaign for Education's Action Day on April 23.
There are different ways of taking part but the easiest and possibly most exciting is The World's Biggest Lesson. At 9am or 4pm on April 23 schools in over 120 countries will take part in a record breaking attempt to deliver the World's Biggest Lesson.
All the lessons plans and necessary material are provided on the sendmyfriend08 website. Its easy.
Get your students involved. Get the media involved. Get your elected representatives involved.
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