2 MONTHS TO GO: WHAT #UPFORSCHOOL PETITION HAS ACHIEVED SO FAR

The #UpForSchool Petition was launched last September at a youth rally in New York. Ten months later, an incredible eight million people have signed it, world leaders have backed it, celebrities have supported it, communities have embraced it and youth activists have taken it to their hearts. The petition - which calls on world leaders to get every child into school and learning - will be handed in at the United Nations General Assembly in two months. Along the way there have been many key milestones, success stories and moments to treasure - find out what they are.

Education changes everything

Education is the key that can unlock the potential of every child and transform lives. It improves health, promotes equality and helps to end discrimination. But 59 million children still don’t go to primary school - and hundreds of millions more are not learning. The world owes it to them to keep the promise of education for all. There are many obstacles, including child marriage, child labour, conflicts, lack of teachers and inadequate funding.

Some key actions need to be taken to get every child into school and learning.

 

The global movement

We are a movement of hundreds of thousands of people from civil society, teacher, faiths, youth, business, international and non-governmental organisations. We have 500 Global Youth Ambassadors in 85 countries.

We make noise. We champion. We engage. We campaign.


Get involved

Sign #UpForSchool

Help create a message no government, politician or leader can ignore and demand that every child can go to school safely.
Nothing changes without pressure. Sign the #UpForSchool Petition. Act now.

Join the movement

Help to collect #UpForSchool Petition signatures around the world. Download our Action Packs - there are special ones for teachers and business. And download our petition forms and social share images.

Be a youth advocate

Our Youth Advocacy Toolkit is packed full of ideas, tools and inspiring stories - it's a fantastic resource that helps young people campaign effectively for their right to an education.