Two year-10 students from Walthamstow School for Girls have won the Steve Sinnott Award for Young Global Education Campaigners of the Year, hosted by the Global Campaign for Education. Ronan McKenzie and Rhiannon Kruse-Edwards impressed the judges with their dry wit and excellent campaigning ideas, including making a campaign film contrasting the educational experience of children in Ghana with that of schoolchildren in the UK, to be shown on big screens around London for the Olympics and the World Cup.
The girls’ prize is a trip to Ghana and the opportunity to act as ambassadors for the campaign. RESULTS is a member of the Global Campaign for Education, which has recently launched the 1 Goal campaign to raise public awareness of the plight of children in the developing world who are excluded from school. The campaign will use the World Cup 2010 as a platform, calling on world leaders to invest their fair share in global education. Advocates like Ronan and Rhiannon are poised to make sure the message gets to as many people as possible.
For more, take a look at the recent article published in The Guardian.