On the 6th of September, our Board member Edvardas Vabuolas and our Secretary-General Giuseppina Tucci took trains to the bustling London. They were invited to a meeting organised by 100 Million campaign; a campaign that has been primarily initiated by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

Hundreds of millions of children are deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of economic factors. These children have an extremely higher risk of ending up in child labour, trafficking, and slavery in their communities. Therefore, the meeting was largely about making strategic & legal decisions that would help to amplify the required changes in ensuring that disadvantaged children rights meet the basic requirements.

OBESSU has been a long advocate of Education as a human right. “The right to access education of free and informed choice must be granted to everyone at all times.” (OBESSU Political Platform).  

However, the pressure of international organisations is minimal if their demands are not backed up by the general public; therefore, we have also set up some further steps in raising the awareness by an act of global mobilisation. Stay tuned!

We thank the team of 100 Million Campaign for a welcoming meeting, and we are looking forward to working with them.

Written by Edvardas Vabuolas, Board member.