Ceredigion Member of Parliament, Mark Williams, has been re-elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Education for All, which has been working since 2010 to support strong UK action for the provision of education worldwide.
The reception and AGM, which was held on Wednesday 24 June, saw Parliamentarians joined by Paralympian Ade Adepitan, Head of Human Development at the Department for International Development Jane Edmonson, and young campaigners from the Send My Friend to School Campaign, all speaking up for every child’s right to go to school.
Mark Williams said:
“I am delighted to have been re-elected as Chair for the Global Education for All group. As a former teacher, I know how important education is in improving lives and helping people out of poverty.
“Education is a basic human right and the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful global society. However around 60 million young people worldwide are not getting an education and funding for education remains insufficient.
"While we made progress in the last Parliament, legislating to spend 0.7% of our national income on overseas aid which has helped developing countries better plan their education budgets, there is still a long way to go to ensure that education is available for all. I believe the All-Party Global Education for All Group can play a big part in driving this forward.”