Are you Ready, Willing & Able to give every child the right to an education?
There are around 50 million disabled children in Africa and the reality is that around 90% of these children are being denied this right – the right to an education
And the UN has committed to give every child a right to a primary education by 2015 and both David Cameron and Nick Clegg have given their support to this goal in principle
What isn’t clear, is what action the UK government is going to take to ensure that disabled children are included in this goal by the UN target date of 2015
We are calling on the new UK government to confirm its commitment to ensuring that every disabled child in the world can get a primary education by 2015
We are also calling on the government to publish a step-by-step guide to the actions it is committing to take to tackle this issue over the next five years
Our concern is that the world isn’t really Ready, Willing & Able to give every disabled child a right to an education by 2015?
We say the world isn’t yet READY to give every disabled child a right to an education, because we don’t even know how many disabled children there are in the world or the real percentage of those, not in school who are disabled
We say the world isn’t yet WILLING to give to give every disabled child a right to an education as there is a clear lack of both policy commitments and practice on the need to include disabled children in all education initiatives
We say the world isn’t yet ABLE to give to give every disabled child a right to an education because we don’t even know how much it will cost to overcome the barriers to accessibility that disabled children face – and there is a lack of international commitment to address the attitudinal and environmental barriers that prevent us from giving disabled child a right to an education
And if you are Ready, Willing & Able to take action today and give every disabled child a right to an education there are four things you can do today to help us help millions of disabled children in Africa:
1. Sign the petition below
2. Join our Ready, Willing & Able campaign by emailing email@example.com
3. Tell your friends about the campaign and ask them to join today
4. Support our work by making a donation to AbleChildAfrica today by visiting www.ablechildafrica.org.uk and clicking on the donate button
Thank you for being Ready, Willing & Able to help some of Africa’s 50 million disabled children to get the best possible start in life
We the undersigned call on the new UK Government to commit to giving every disabled child in the world an education in support of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals for 2010
According to the charity AbleChildAfrica (www.ablechildafrica.org.uk) around 90% of Africa’s 50 million disabled children are being denied their right to an education
Our new Prime Minister, David Cameron, says that “education is the key to unlocking the potential of every child and the prosperity of every nation”
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, believes that “every child in the world should be able to go to school”
And the UN has committed to give every child a right to a primary education by 2015 (www.endpoverty2015.org) – and the biggest obstacle it faces is the question of how we can include every disabled child in that goal
Is the world really Ready, Willing & Able to give every disabled child a right to an education by 2015?
We don’t think so
That’s why we are calling on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to give the UK’s backing to the the UN’s Millennium Development Goal to ensure that all boys and girls – including every disabled child – completes a full course of primary schooling by 2015
The Give Every Disabled Child The Right To An Education petition to David Cameron and Nick Clegg was written by Glen Poole and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.