Blog: Education

“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...

August grassroots conference call

7 August 2019

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is available to listen to here .

We were joined by guest speaker Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children who spoke eloquently about the importance of children receivfing an education in emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters. Save the Children and RESULTS are both...

Unlock Education for Everyone

15 February 2019

The 2019 Send My Friend to School campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone has launched this week!

The Send My Friend to School campaign, of which RESULTS is a part, is a coalition of over 20 organisations and teaching unions, working to ensure every child gets a quality education. This year, we will be joining Send My Friend to call on the UK government to Unlock Education...

The International Development Committee explained

30 August 2018

We often hear of Westminster as a bubble. I once heard a columnist describe it as a fishbowl, a much more accurate description: transparent, but, looking inwards, you find the view to be obscured. Navigating this world can be tricky, and changing things is trickier still. However, there are a multitude of different instruments that civil society advocates, activists and campaigners can use to change and influence policy. One of the key ways that RESULTS UK attempts to do this is through...

June conference call

13 June 2018

A recording of the June grassroots conference call is now available. This month, we were joined by John McLaverty, Education and Youth Advisor at Oxfam GB. He's an experienced campaigner of many years' standing, who chairs the Campaigns Working Group of the Send My Friend To School campaign, a coalition of NGOs and education unions which is hosted here at...

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