Tell the World What You've Achieved #BecauseOfSchool

School is something many of us take for granted. A good education gave us a fair start in life; it opened up doors and created opportunities to help us achieve our dreams. Without school, we wouldn't be who we are today.  Whether it was the start of a lifelong passion, a career or even a best friend, we have all benefited from the most basic opportunities that education provides. Tell the world what you've achieved #BecauseOfSchool, what your education gave you or how it helped you become who you are today.

Share your #BecauseOfSchool story on social media

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Send a message, tweet or post about what you've achieved or can achieve #BecauseOfSchool

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"#BecauseOfSchool I can pursue my dream of becoming a teacher"

Take a picture of something special in your life which was only possible #BecauseOfSchool

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"Watching my older boy read to his little brother, only possible #BecauseOfSchool"

Find an old photo of yourself for “#ThrowbackThursday” on May 29, June 5, 12, 19 or 26 and share a message of what you have achieved #BecauseOfSchool

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"I learned how to play the clarinet #BecauseOfSchool, now I'm a professional musician #ThrowBackThursday"

Write your #BecauseOfSchool message on a blackboard or notepad and take a picture

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"171 million people could be lifted out of poverty #BecauseOfSchool"

Share data or successes which were made possible #BecauseOfSchool

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"A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past age 5 #BecauseOfSchool"

Take a selfie with your best friend whom you met #BecauseOfSchool

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"I met my best friend in the 2nd grade and can't imagine my life without her. #BecauseOfSchool"

Why?

Every day, 57 million children are deprived their right to a basic education due to a major lack of funding. The number of out of school children is on the rise while funding for basic education is on the decline.  If we don't invest in education now then we will miss a unique opportunity to lift millions of people out of poverty by giving them the basic life skills they need like reading, writing and math.

1.5 million people voted a good education as their number one priority in the United Nations MYWorld surveyIt's time to remind the world why it's important to invest in the one thing that citizens want most.

We have just one month to do everything we can to ensure world leaders commit funds to education at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Second Replenishment Conference on June 26, 2014 in Brussels.  On this monumental day, GPE is gathering the world's education leaders to make the following commitments:  1) donor countries contribute US$3.5 billion to the GPE Fund which will support education for 29 million children 2) developing countries to increase domestic financing for education to an average of at least 20% of national domestic expenditure and 3) increase bilateral, multilateral and new innovative funding for the poorest countries to fill remaining gaps.

Days of Action

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4 weeks to go & #ThrowbackThursday
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 3 weeks to go & #ThrowbackThursday
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 2 weeks to go & #ThrowbackThursday
  • Monday, June 16, 2014 – 10 days/250 hours to go & Day of the African Child
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 1 week to go & #ThrowbackThursday
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Replenishment Day & #ThrowbackThursday

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