Statement from Gordon Brown: Youth Up for School Launch in Kenya

“I am pleased that youth from across Kenya are standing ‘Up for School’ and marking the Africa-wide launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of the need to get every child in to school and learning. Shining Hope for Communities, led by Kennedy Odede, is taking on a strong leadership role in the mobilisation of young people in Kenya as we enter the final stretch of our campaign to achieve universal education for all children. By coming together, one person, one signature at a time, we can join our voices across all continents in an undeniable call to action to eliminate child labour, child marriage and discrimination against children, especially girls, so that every child can reach his or her potential through education. I am “Up For School” and hope all Kenyans will join us.”