Blog: Education

December Grassroots conference call

9 December 2021

In our December call, we reflected on our campaigning in 2021 and heard some updates and news about recent UK Government decisions on international development issues, in particular the disappointing outcomes of the Spending Review and the Nutrition for Growth Summit . We then heard from RESULTS Advocacy Officers about TB, COVID-19...

Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions reflect on COP26

29 November 2021

Send My Friend to School is a UK coalition that brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil society and the media in joint campaigning to demand quality education for all children across the globe. Send My Friend to School is an organisation hosted by RESULTS UK and we are delighted to share this blog post with you here, featuring two Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions who...

International Day of the Girl: Digital generation. Our generation.

8 October 2021

International Day of the Girl 2021 celebrates ‘digital generation’. RESULTS UK applauds the many landmark declarations that have paved the way for recognition of girls’ education as both a fundamental human right and a catalyst for sustainable development. From the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995 to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG 4 on inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning), commendable efforts have been made. Yet despite the progress that has been...

Let Afghanistan’s children learn to read

8 September 2021

Delivering a speech to mark International Literacy Day in 1997 the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called literacy “a bulwark against poverty and a building block for development” and "the means to which every man, woman and child can realise his or her full potential".

Almost 25 years later Annan’s words still ring true. The ability to read and write is an essential tool that lights the way to a better life, unlocking opportunities for work, improved health and...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

March 2021 Grassroots Conference Call

4 March 2021

On Tuesday 2 March, we held our monthly conference call and were delighted to be joined by guest speaker Anna Darling, Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Plan International UK. As this month's action is 'Fund Global Education!' , the call was focused on education and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), but there was also a crossover with the ongoing...

January Grassroots Conference call 2020 - A year of action!

13 January 2021

On Tuesday we kicked off 2021 with a network-wide call to plan the year ahead and discuss the key moments coming up for our campaigns.

We were joined by expert speakers from RESULTS UK: Kaleem Luthra, our Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator, who among other things coordinates our work on global education; Ma thilde Chiesa, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition); Harry Rogers, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), and Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns who gave us an update on...

Let’s ensure everyone has The Right Climate to Learn!

24 January 2020

Today marks the International Day of Education, 2020 on the theme of 'Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace'. This is a guest blog from...

December grassroots conference call 2019 - Champions for Development

6 December 2019

In the last network-wide conference call of the year, we took some time to reflect on what a year it's been! We've been part of successful campaigns for the replenishement of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Education Cannot Wait and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the UK's contributions are something to celebrate. Looking ahead to 2020, we'll be continuing our work on global health, nutrition and education and trying to build relationships across all the main...

School students from Malawi join the campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone!

6 November 2019

Each year, Send My Friend to School partners with the Steve Sinnott Foundation and the National Education Union for its annual ‘Young Ambassadors Project’. Send My Friend , which is hosted by RESULTS UK, is a UK civil society coalition of international development NGOs, teachers’ unions and charities. It brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil...

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