School Project?

The Christian Brothers in India are mobilizing a social justice project called the “First Eleven Appeal” to work for quality education and health for all children. Last month children from various schools and NGOs visited many embassies, asking that each country respond to the UN Secretary General’s call to end poverty and exclusion by demanding that the countries of the world pledge to spend the first 11% of the their GDP on education (6%) and health (5%) as a global minimum standard (as recommended by UNESCO and WHO). School children all over the world are being invited to contact political leaders and ask for their future! Today a group of children from India visited us, with a similar theme, this time “Nine is Mine!”