UNICEF and the European Union launched a video campaign through social media, with the objective of reaching 100 million people worldwide, including policy makers. The video highlights some of the difficulties that children around the world face in receiving a full time education. The video uses seemingly easy to achieve tips for parents and communities on how to support their children’s learning, highlighting the need for children to attend school on a regular basis.
“Providing our children with education is our duty and responsibility, to ensure they can build their own future with the best possible tools at hand,” said Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. “Far too many children today are living in home conditions that prevent them from getting the education that they deserve. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated an already far too big a gap. It is vital that children’s views, rights and dreams are at the forefront of education policy and decisions. Through education, we are building the next generation. That is why it is important that we give all children around the world an equal opportunity.”