Universal Primary Education is one of the 2015 Millenium Development Goals and is being supported by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and by 1GOAL. 1GOAL aims to raise awareness of the issue of lack of education and to put pressure on global leaders to devote energy and resources to meeting the millenium goal by signing up millions of supporters by the time of the world cup in South Africa. They are using famous footballers like Alessandro del Piero, Samuel Eto’o, Rio Ferdinand and legends including Eusebio, Zinedine Zidane and Sir Bobby Charlton as ambassadors to raise the profile of the campaign.
This week (19-25 April) has been designated Global Action Week for the campaign and today (20 April) 15 million children in over 100 countries are taking part in “Lesson for All” where they all study the same lesson.
Sign up now to join 1GOAL at www.join1goal.org! The more signatories, the more pressure there will be on world leaders to make good the promises made at the start of this millenium and end misery and waste of human talent that results from lack of education.
The AIB is supporting 1GOAL by connecting them to broadcasters to help spread their message. 1GOAL is also sponsoring the “Best Children’s Factual TV Programme/Series” at The 2010 AIBs, since broadcasts are one effective way to deliver education, especially via mobile phones with the installed base of mobiles forecast to reach over five billion this year, reaching many even of the world’s poorest.