We were in New York City this week to premiere our new venture with A World At School called R I S E at the Town Hall. More than 1000 young people, campaigners, celebrities and leaders are gathering in New York today for the #UpForSchool Town Hall event. World leaders meeting at the United Nations General Assembly this week have agreed the new 15-year global targets. Education is at the heart of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today's Town Hall event - held jointly by the British charity Theirworld and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF - will mark the hand-in of an incredible 10 MILLION signatures for the #UpForSchool Petition. It demands the right of every child to get an education - no matter who they are or where they were born.
I was fortunate to get the opportunity to speak a little about the film and introduce one of our Global Youth Ambassadors, Mohamed Sidibay, as a guest to come speak about his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Thank you to this beautiful campaign and all that it represents. Looking forward to doing more work with them in the future!
Images via Steve Gong
To catch a full recap of the event, please visit: http://www.aworldatschool.org/news/entry/UpForSchool-Town-Hall-blog-10-million-people-stand-up-for-education-2331
To view the complete live stream of the event, please watch the video below: