More than 10 million people worldwide signed the #UpForSchool Petition, which was organised by the A World at School movement and handed in to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. It was the biggest petition for education in history and was a massive global declaration that every child deserves a quality education.
All over the world, whatever their circumstances, people saw the true value of education and recognised children's human rights, so they chose to add their voice to the campaign. The petition was signed by school students, out-of-school children, parents, business people, youth, university students, community leaders, religious leaders, politicians and many others.
Among the millions of written names were also the "signatures" of illiterate child labourers who added their inky thumbprints to the pages of the petition.
#UpForSchool was a demand that world leaders kept the promise made at the United Nations in 2000 that every child in every country would receive a good primary school education by the end of 2015. But, more than that, it spread the word about children and young people's rights to education across the globe.
Prod. Co: Silverfish Media
Director: Nathan-Sam Long
Producer: Angelica Riccardi
Cinematographer: Beniamino Barrese
Editor: Phil Curie (HomeSpun)