GCE UK seeks to increase community awareness of the state of education internationally and to generate the political will necessary to ensure the UK plays an active and effective part in efforts to secure education for all.
Members of our network
- Action on Disability and Development
- Association of Teachers and Lecturers
- Christian Aid
- Consortium for Street Children
- Comic Relief
- Deaf Child Worldwide
- Handicap International UK
- Leonard Cheshire Disability
- Oxfam GB
- Plan UK
- READ Foundation
- RESULTS UK
- Save the Children UK
- Sense International
- Steve Sinnott Foundation
- Voluntary Service Overseas
- War Child
Global Action Week in United Kingdom
Members of our network
- Global Action Week is an opportunity for children and young people to voice their own views on the global teacher shortage. We are providing information, assetts and activities to enable young people to speak up for the 60 million children worldwide who are missing out on an education. This year we are focusing on the fact that 1.7 million teachers are missing from classrooms worldwide and the impact that education (or lack of education) is having on young people around the world.
Who are we targeting during this year's campaign?
All local MPs (last year participating schools sent messages to 97% of MPs - we hope to equal or better that this year)
What activities are we running during Global Action Week?
- The 2012 theme of 'Every Child Needs a Teacher' was adopted for our schools campaign which involved nearly 5,000 UK schools.
- 500,000 young campaigners created messages in the form of decorated cutout 'ideal' teachers. They were encouraged to hold special events, do media work and to send a message to world leaders via their constituency MPs and other political representatives. Messages were sent to 99% of all MPs in the UK and many MPs passed the messages on to the Prime Minister.
- The GCE UK policy and parliamentary groups plan to work on a wide range of themes including teachers, equity and inclusion, low cost private schooling and education in emergencies, and the post-2015 agenda. The groups will organise regular meetings with the DFID Minister and technical staff working on education, and a programme of parliamentary events throughout the year.
Our national event
National and local events took place in June and July 2013.
Our media campaign
We will be using Twitter, Facebook and teacher resources sites (eg TES) to promote GCE UK's work
Promoting Sam and Millie in young people's media and with a feature in The Guardian (published today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/11/indian-children-education-opportunities)
Encouraging participating schools to publicise their activities and events online and in local media.
Other promotion based around specific events / report launches etc