Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. 59 million children around the world don’t have access to basic education. Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities.
Stand with Rotary and millions of other youth, teachers, parents, and advocates by signing A World At School’s #UpForSchool petition, a global campaign to get all children into school and learning. Signing the petition adds pressure for global leaders to uphold their 2000 commitment to ensure all out-of-school children gain their right to education by a target date of 2015 through the Millennium Development Goals. Together we can create the biggest petition in history and show the world how Rotary can mobilize their communities to support education and literacy.
“We, the world’s youth, teachers, parents and global citizens appeal to our governments to keep their promise, made at the United Nations in 2000, to ensure all out-of-school children gain their right to education before the end of 2015.
We are standing up to bring an end to the barriers preventing girls and boys from going to school, including forced work and early marriage, conflict and attacks on schools, exploitation and discrimination. All children deserve the opportunity to learn and achieve their potential.
We are #UpForSchool.”