World leaders have promised that all children will have a primary education by 2015 but with only 6 years left to go, there are still 75 million children missing out on an education completely. One in nine of the world’s children currently do not have the chance to go to school. Girls, disabled children and those living in countries affected by war are most at risk of missing out on education. At the current rate of progress 58 countries have almost no chance of achieving the goal by 2015.
Send my friend to school is the UK part of a worldwide movement, the Global Campaign for Education, which is mobilising kids in the UK to campaign for more and better aid to global education.