The June action pack is now available on the RESULTS UK website.
When we join together next Tuesday for this month’s conference call, it will be less than two weeks before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup, the world’s single biggest sporting event, attracts hundreds of millions of viewers from around the world. This event will draw leaders from around the world and provides an ideal platform to focus international attention on the need for education in developing nations and around the world. The 1GOAL: Education for All campaign is utilising these unique circumstances to drum up international support to pressure world leaders to prioritise funding global education.
Our guest speaker on the call will be David Archer, who is the Head of Education at ActionAid International and is on the Board of the Global Campaign for Education. As a Board member, he has been involved with overseeing the strategic direction of the 1GOAL campaign.
For this month’s action, we are asking you to write directly to our new Prime Minister David Cameron to highlight the 1GOAL campaign and the importance of education for poverty reduction around the world. We will ask him to match or exceed the previous government’s pledge of £1 billion annually to fund aid to education. Additionally, we will ask the Prime Minister to use the upcoming international opportunities, including the World Cup and the Millennium Development Goal review summit in September to strongly push other countries to increase their support for education.
It is essential that we make use of the rare opportunity the 2010 FIFA World Cup lends us to call attention to the 72 million primary aged school children without access to an education. Now is the time to close the education financing gap and we need the new Prime Minister to be a strong ally for this cause. You can sign up to the 1GOAL campaign and add your voice to those calling on world leaders to do more on our homepage.