Young Ambassadors travel to Bangladesh for the Send my Friend to School Campaign

Photo by Nana Kofi AcquahAs winners of the 2015 ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign, George Watts and Emily Pembeton from Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr in Cardiff have been given the opportunity to go to Bangladesh last month.

They made the trip as Young Ambassadors for the campaign and were supported by the Global Campaign for Education UK.

A fantastic achievement for any young person, George and Emily travelled to Ghana on a mission with ActionAid and the Global Campaign for Education UK in order to ask important questions about encouraging children into education. On this trip they met with children who were denied the chance of a proper education, shedding light on how this can affect their entire future.

Emily and George managed to see first-hand how a lack of education can lead to a downward spiral, as children are unable to obtain better jobs for themselves, thus trapping them in a cycle of poverty. The Young Ambassadors campaign comes about as a result of the attempts made to promote education and its concept of being a necessity as opposed to a privilege reserved only for the rich and wealthy.

Upon their return, Emily and George were able to share and speak about the issues they had witnessed with teachers at the NUT conference and even to parliamentarians in the House of Commons.

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