Nobel laureate in the UK to launch #UpForSchool petition
The streets of London will be buzzing more than usual today as Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi joins hundreds of youth activists and VIPs for A World at School’s #UpForSchool youth rally.
Kicking-off at 2h30pm UK time, the rally, titled Our Future, Our Rights – Youth Rising #UpForSchool, which will feature one of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Kailash Satyarthi, marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child and will launch the A World at School’s and Education International’s petition drive to get every child into a quality school by the end of 2015.
The event, hosted by A World at School and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), will also feature Nobel laureate winner Malala Yousafzai's school friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramza, Camfed founder Ann Cotton, ODI Executive Director Kevin Watkins, and event host Ade Adepitan, the British TV presenter and Paralympian.
You can follow and watch the event live here, and will find news and photos on the A World at School blog.
Take part wherever you may be by signing the #UpForSchool petition now!