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EDUCATION FOR ALL; 1Goal Campaign

Written by Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) runs a campaign to promote education for all. The campaign is launched in the frame of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which, for the first time, takes place on the African continent. Apart from millions of children in developing countries, children with intellectual disabilities all over the world often do not receive a proper education.

The campaign’s mission is to appeal to heads of governments and other decision makers to improve legislation and living conditions in order to guarantee an education to every human being. The campaign aims at collecting 30 million votes for the cause.

In the context of the campaign, activities take place all over the world from 19 of April 2010 to 31 July 2010.  Many well known people engage in the 1Goal campaign. However, the campaign also addresses schools, sport clubs and other institutions and associations to raise awareness among their students and members.

The Global Campaign for Education is a civil society movement, comprised of aid organizations from all over the world.

To find out more visit http://www.campaignforeducation.org/