The Hornsey and Wood Green MP heard each student talk about what had inspired them to back the ‘Send My Sister to School’ campaign, and in turn promised to write to the Prime Minister with their stories. The campaign aims to get school children across the world to call upon their governments to deliverer on a promise that the world’s countries made in 1999, to give all children access to primary education by 2015.
The coalition government is already taking steps to reach the goal. Through the aid budget, it has already secured schooling for 11 million children by 2015.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“It’s very heartwarming to see the students getting involved in such an important campaign. It is utterly wrong that so many children across the world don’t have access to education, but I think this campaign has the potential to really make a difference, with over 4000 schools following Alexandra Park’s lead.
“The government is committed to delivering more education to children across the world; within the current aid budget, there is scope to deliver education for 11 million children. To add some extra pressure, I will certainly be passing on the Alexandra Park students’ concerns to the Prime Minister as well.”