Sunday, July 5, 2015

If 95% of schools at home suddenly closed, would it be considered a crisis?  I think you'd agree reopening the schools is urgent, right?

You may think everyone would - but only 1% of humanitarian aid goes to education in emergency situations like natural disasters or conflicts and their aftermath.

And this means that over 28 million children are left without an education in places affected by disaster and conflict-afflicted areas, such as Nepal (where 95% of the schools were damaged in the earthquake) or for Syrian refugee children - many of whom have been out of school for 4 years, and face being refugees for an average of 17 years.

However - with your support, this might change on Tuesday, when the Norwegian Government will ask world leaders to back a new Global Humanitarian Fund & Platform for Education in Emergencies in a special meeting in Oslo.  

Will you join me by signing the #UpForSchool Petition before Tuesday's meeting and make sure the world doesn't forget these children? 

There's never been a more important time.   I've already signed - in fact, nearly 7 million of us already have

These leaders have the power to change the lives of children who’ve already survived some of the toughest childhoods imaginable. Now is the time to make sure they're not forgotten. 
Stand #UpForSchool and sign the petition today.

It's no surprise that when a crisis occurs, children are the most vulnerable. But education doesn't just equip children for the future -- it protects them in the present.  You can help protect them.
Thank you,

Written by Kechell Jackson On 5:00 AM No comments


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