Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, has met with the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon Priti Patel MP, to discuss a local school’s campaign to get more children from poverty-stricken countries into education.
Alberto visited Cosby Primary School earlier this year to meet with pupils and staff and to hear about their work for a new international educational campaign initiative, ‘Send My Friend to School’.
The campaign, organised as part of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), is designed to raise awareness of education internationally and to ensure that the UK plays an active role in securing education for children around the world.
Alberto said, “It was a pleasure to visit Cosby Primary School earlier this year to hear of their excellent work in campaigning for the ‘Send my Friend to School’ initiative. This campaign highlights an incredibly important issue; that an excellent standard of education should be available for children across the world, irrespective of their background”.
As part of the campaign, pupils at Cosby Primary School had each written and drawn pictures describing why education was so important, which Alberto then passed to the minister.
Alberto concluded, “Priti was very pleased to receive the cards from the pupils at Cosby Primary, and she was delighted to see the enthusiasm the pupils had clearly put into this campaign to recognize the importance of education for all. It’s excellent to see young people in the constituency actively thinking about others, both locally and globally”.
Above picture shows Alberto with the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon Priti Patel MP.