Begley calls for backing for access to education campaign
Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has called on the British and Irish governments to back the Send My Friend to School campaign promoting access to education across the world.
The West Tyrone MP said:
“I met with two young campaign champions, Danielle and Amy from St Dominic’s Grammar School, who were at Westminster building support for the Send My Friend to School campaign which promotes greater access to quality education across the world.
“These inspirational young people recognise the opportunities access to education has given them and, along with others, are determined to ensure others across the world experience the same.
“Across the world 262 million young people do not have access to the basic human right to an education. That is unacceptable.
“Often it is children growing up in the most challenging environments and experiencing poverty, conflict or emergencies that are most impacted by the lack of access to education.
“Children and young people everywhere should have equal access to education, regardless of where they are from."