As it stands, millions of children across the globe do not have access to free education. Education gives everyone the tools to earn a living, to contribute to communities and get more out of opportunities. It promotes equality and challenges discrimination. But most importantly, it unlocks the potential of every child and transforms lives.
Getting all children access to education requires focused efforts to eliminate the barriers that keep them away from education. Many are walking for hours each day to get to school, and that is why the one hundred and eighty two miles between Stockport and London will be covered, to represent the daily toll that many face. Children all across the globe are striving to attend their local school and I want to raise funds for a not for profit organisation which strengthens and empowers communities and ensure local ownership of programmes and learning, which is why I will be walking to raise funds for the Steve Sinnott Foundation.
Dawn Taylor Division Secretary, Stockport Assciation of the National Union of Teachers, England and Wales