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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Petition for Nigeria's children

Today, 10.5 million children in Nigeria will not go to school.  In fact, Nigeria has the highest out-of-school population in the world.  And increasing levels of violence has been targeted at children for wanting to go to school and learn. 
Please sign our petition below showing our support for President Jonathan's commitment to education, and urging immediate action so that all children and youth have the opportunity to learn and thrive in society.

Join me in uniting for education once again. Sign this letter to President Jonathan pledging your support to the cause -- it takes just one click.

Dear President Jonathan,
Within the last few weeks, school children and teachers have been gunned down and others firebombed and burned to death - simply for wanting to go to school.
We stand united with UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, and teenage education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, in supporting the your call for safe schools for the 10.5 million out-of-school children in the country.
With the highest out-of-school population in the world, we ask the government, with the support of the international community, to deliver education so these children can go to school. We ask that conditional cash transfer programs be implemented at the state level for families so that 900,000 girls can enrol into school now. We also request that the state governors and their ministers draw up plans for universal education, and leading up to the next budget cycle, the national government develop financial incentives for state level results to ensure every child goes to school by 2015.
Every Nigerian child deserves the chance to go to school and learn.

Act Now.