A recording of the July grassroots conference call is now available to download here.
We know that education is powerful, yet in too many lower income countries, children don’t have access to even a basic education. With an education funding gap of $39 billion annually and inequality in access to education rising, it is the most marginalised and vulnerable young people who are all too often left behind.
Toward the end of this year, the world community will come together to pledge its support for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a multilateral body through which many global education programmes are funded. This month’s action focuses on asking our MPs if they will support the campaign for a strong UK contribution to this GPE replenishment.
We were joined on the call by guest speaker Barry Johnston, Associate Director of Advocacy at the Malala Fund, who shared with us his story about why he became a passionate advocate for girls education.
Barry talked with us about what the education funding gap looks like and why the upcoming G20 Summit matters for global education, sharing motivational insights from Malala herself. Barry also answered questions from grassroots campaigners across the UK on everything from how GPE strengthens education systems, to the most persuasive arguments to use when talking to influential decision makers about girls education.
For more information about this month’s action or the different ways you can get involved with RESULTS UK, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give the office a call on 0207 793 3970.