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Take action on June 16 in support of global education 


In June, thousands of people across the world will mobilise in support of the Nigerian girls of Chibok (#BringBackOurGirls), safe schools and the right of every child to go to school. You can be part of this mobilisation by hosting an event and mobilising your community on Day of the African Child on June 16.

We have everything you need to organise an event in honour of Day of the African Child and in support of the Chibok Girls and safe schools for every child. 

Here’s what you need to do:  

  • Download the action tools and build a team: We have all of the information and tools you need to plan an event. The tools are here.
  • Click here to register an event Create or join an event in your community or school. Our map shows you the events taking place across the globe.
  • Join the online conversation: Follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates and ask others to join!  Take photos and/or videos of the event planning with you and your friends and tweet why education is important to you using these hashtags: #BringBackOurGirls #SafeSchools #AfricanChildDay #EducationCountdown
  • Click here to Donate to the Safe Schools Fund Can't attend an event?  You can support the Safe School Initiative and help make safe education a reality in northern Nigeria.  

This is just the beginning. The June mobilisation leads up to the 500-Day Countdown Campaign to get every child to school.

So, this June, organise a youth takeover event in honour of Day of the African Child. You can register your own event or see if an event is taking place near you.