Houghton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson, has presented a letter from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to children from Hetton Primary School praising them for taking part in the ‘Send My Sister to School’ campaign.
The campaign organised by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) aims to deliver access to free quality public education for every girl, boy, woman and man in the world in accordance with agreement made at the World Education forums and the Millennium Development Goals.
Globally, 67 million children are out of school, this has a direct effect on the ability of developing countries to grow and increase opportunities.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Bridget said:
“I am delighted to come to Hetton Primary School to present the reply from the Prime Minister and to congratulate the pupils on their impressive participation in the ‘Send My Sister to School’ campaign.
“We know that education allows people to develop their potential to the full but one in five people around the world cannot read and there are a billion illiterate people in the world.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a good quality, free, public education and that is why I am happy to support this campaign.”