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And a chance to get into the Guinness Book of Records
It is a global tragedy that 72 million children are still going without an education - many of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, according to the latest report by UNESCO. A third of the children who are out of school are disabled, and in Africa, 90 per cent of children who are disabled do not get the chance to go to school.
Sightsavers is a member of the Global Campaign for Education which promotes education as a basic human right. Our goal is to put public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfill their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for everyone; in particular for children, women and the most disadvantaged - but we need your help to do this.
Global Action Week 2009
Every year the Global Campaign for Education holds an Action Week. This year during Action Week (21-25 April), the Campaign is organising the World's Biggest Lesson.
If you would like your class or school to become part of the Guinness Book of Record World's Biggest Lesson attempt then contact Ruth Coleman, Communications & Advocacy Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 6637666.
The lesson will take place on 23 April and can be held at either 8am or 3pm. Come join our global classroom and help us to make education a reality for the 72 million children who can still only dream of the chance to learn.
For more information on the Global Campaign for Education click here.
Global Campaign for Education
Sightsavers is a member of the Global Campaign for Education which promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilizes public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfill their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people.
Children and education
Sightsavers supports the principle of inclusive education. This is where children who have a disability such as being blind or visually impaired are included in the mainstream education system.
- Working with partners last year, we helped to:
- Treat over 23.2 million people for potentially blinding conditions
- Carry out 244,909 cataract operations
- Train 5,038 primary eye care workers
It costs €72 for a training course enabling teachers to teach low vision pupils in an integrated classroom