Scarborough and Whitby MP, Robert Goodwill MP has delivered a petition to Number 10 Downing Street to highlight the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education 2018.
Mr Goodwill delivered a petition to Number 10 Downing Street on behalf St Augustine’s Catholic School in Scarborough. They have been working on the Send My Friend School Campaign 2018 for the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to ensure quality education for all children, with members in over 80 countries. All pupils in St Augustine’s wrote messages to the Prime Minister asking for all children in the world to be protected and to be able to go to school.
Mr Goodwill said:
“Investing in education is in all our interests, as education provides children with the best route out of poverty, giving them the power to improve their own lives and their country. But it is not just about having the chance to go to school, children must be well taught and what they learn must improve their opportunities in life. Improving access to education is not only the right thing to do, it is also at the heart of the UK’s overseas aid drive to boost economic growth, improve stability and reduce conflict around the world. The International Development Secretary recently pledged £225 million to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) (£75 million a year for three years). We should be proud that the UK remains one of the biggest donors to the GPE.”