Back to school. For many, the phrase tends to invoke images of children packing their rucksacks with new school supplies as they excitedly wait to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and be reunited with classmates after the summer holidays.
There’s a group of children that are going to miss out on the ‘back to school’ moment though. These children will not enjoy playground games or learn new skills, they will not advance to the next grade level alongside their peers or bring home friends for an after-school snack. This year, strained resources, lack of infrastructure, and legal barriers will prevent 3.7 million refugee children from accessing education.
This is something we simply cannot ignore.
In just two weeks, world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the best way to support refugees. If these refugee children continue to be denied the opportunity to receive an education, an entire generation will lose their futures.
Leaders need to make a bold commitment towards #EducationForRefugees, so we’re asking you to join us and raise your voice.
Will you take a picture and help us spread the word by telling everyone why #EducationForRefugees is essential? Here’s some example messaging you could use:
- Facebook: Education gave me a future – let’s make sure that the 3.7 million refugee children out of school get the same opportunities! Share this message, take action & support #EducationForRefugees: bit.ly/2bOZrmY
- Twitter: Education gave me a future. RT, take action & support #EducationForRefugees w/@ONECampaign! ow.ly/lOVL303PuJb