Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, has expressed his support for the ‘Send My Friend to School’ Campaign, following an appeal from the Key Stage 2 pupils at Fleckney Primary School.
The nationwide campaign’s aim is to ensure that every child in the world has access to not only a quality education, but a safe one too. According to the Campaign, 246 million children suffer from school-related violence each year, and 732 million (1 in 2) school age children live in countries where corporal punishment in schools is not fully prohibited.
Neil O’Brien said:
“I was delighted to receive a letter and posters that had been sent to me by the pupils at Fleckney Primary School. It is great to see these children are so keen to help ensure that every child has access to a quality and safe education.
Education is vital in order to lift people out of poverty around the world. There are still 263 million children who are not in school, and many more than that who are not receiving a good standard of education.
I will continue to support the Government in their efforts, along with other world leaders, to ensure that by 2030, every child will have access to an education up to the age of 15.
We cannot stand by and allow any child’s future be decided by the virtue of their birth.”
More information on the Campaign can be found at: www.sendmyfriend.org