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  • 1. THE STEVE SINNOTT AWARD 2013 – Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for EducationWanted: Young education campaigners for fact-finding mission!The Global Campaign for EducationIn the year 2000, as part of the Millennium Development Goals, world leaderspromised that every child in the world would complete a quality, primaryeducation by 2015. At this point it was estimated that over 100 million childrenwere missing out on school and many more were dropping out before completingeven a primary education. The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) – acoalition of international aid agencies, (including ActionAid, Comic Relief andOxfam), teachers unions and civil rights groups was formed to remind and holdworld leaders to this promise. This network is now active in over 120 countries.Steve SinnottSteve Sinnott, who sadly and suddenly died in 2008, was a passionate advocatefor Education for All. During his time as General Secretary of the NUT he was acommitted member of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), which believesthat education is the route out of poverty. The Award is funded in his memory.The Award SchemeYear 10 pupils (14-15 year–olds) in the UK are invited to apply through theirschool for the Steve Sinnott Award which will give two committed individuals,and their teacher, the amazing opportunity to travel out to the developing worldand investigate the barriers to education there. On return, the UK youngcampaigners will have a chance to get involved in the campaign in 2013 by: Speaking directly to MPs and Government Ministers and in public meetings Presenting their findings to the NUT conference and at other events Blogging and writing articles for the media including the Send My Friend website, the Steve Sinnott Foundation, youth media and other requests as they come in Presenting the campaign on film for students in schools around the UK.GCE members:
  • 2. The tripin 2013The Young Ambassadors trip will be to India, hosted by the internationaldevelopment charity Oxfam and will take place during February/March 2013.Pupils will need to be accompanied by a teacher and be given permission to missschool, if necessary.Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in92 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free fromthe injustice of poverty.Oxfam GB runs education programmes in 8 countries in Africa and Asia. Ourwork focuses on three priorities; promoting education for girls and marginalisedcommunities, supporting community involvement in education and ensuringgovernment accountability and budget transparency.This means Oxfam helps people build and equip schools. We train teachers tostaff them and fight against attitudes and beliefs that prevent girls andmarginalised children from completing their education. We also help communitieslobby for government support to get more children into local schools, and to holdgovernments accountable on the delivery of quality education.The Young Ambassadors will visit Oxfam India projects in and around the capitalcity Delhi. We hope they will have the opportunity to visit slum communities andmeet children and their families; attend classes at a government school; meetchild campaigners and working children; and visit an informal education projectfor working children.The visit will provide an exciting opportunity for the Young Ambassadors toexperience and evaluate at first hand India’s progress towards providing a qualityeducation for all and the significant barriers that remain in making this target areality.How to apply:All 4 requirements below must be completed for a school to be consideredfor this award.Pupils to supply the following: 1.Two named pupils (selected by the teacher)to produce a joint presentation (either as a Film or Audio/slide show) to include: - an illustration of how their school has been involved in the Send My Friend to School campaign this year - details of what personal skills they would bring to the fact-finding mission overseas and their role as Ambassadors in speaking to media, their peers and politicians on their return.
  • 3. - an explanation of why they feel passionate about this issue and why they would like to be the Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education 2013. 2. Pupils to submit some written work in the form of a short article or blog explaining why they have entered the competition and what it would mean for them personally (max 200 words).The supporting teacher to supply: 3.As this is an opportunity of a life-time, we would like the teacher to submit 200 words on each pupil explaining why they have been chosen and how they feel the student could benefit from this opportunity. 4.The entry form with all details must be completed and returned with the above applications, no later than 12th November 2012 to: John McLaverty, Oxfam GB, 232-242 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AUEmail for queries: jmclaverty@oxfam.org.ukTerms and conditions: UK school pupils aged 14-15 (applicants should be starting Year 10 in September 2012) Two named pupils from each school are eligible to apply, ideally a boy and a girl, but all entrants will be considered. Shortlisted applicants will need to be available to do a presentation to the judging panel in central London in December 2012. The winners and an accompanying teacher will be required to travel to a developing country in February/March 2013and be able to miss up to one week of school. The winners will also be required to give some time to supporting the campaign during 2013; by speaking at events, doing media interviews and meeting politicians. Pupils, and their teacher will need to be fit and healthy to travel. The closing date is 12 November 2012. Preference will be given to schools and students who have been very active in the Send My Friend campaign in the past. The judges’ decision is final.
  • 4. The Steve Sinnott Award– for the Global Education Campaigner of the Year 2013Entry formSchool Contact DetailsName of School:……………………………………………………….Background information: (type of school, no. of students, % free schoolmeals)…………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………….Address: ……………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………School Tel No.…………………………………………………………Teacher Contact DetailsTeacher’s Name:………………………………………………………Title:……………………………………………………………………..Teacher’s E-mail address:………………………………………….Teacher’s Mobile Phone no:……………………………………….Pupil applicantsName 1:………………………………… Age: ……………… Sex: …………..Name 2:………………………………… Age: ……………… Sex: ………….

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