Every child safe in school

Ask the UK Foreign Secretary to take action to stop attacks on schools.
Add your name to our petition today. We believe your voice holds unimaginable power and can save lives.

Dear Foreign Secretary

Please call on the Nigerian government to protect schools in north eastern Nigeria and prevent the abduction of schoolchildren by terrorists. Boko Haram is still able to carry out mass abductions, particularly targeting Christian school girls, while boys are either killed or forced to become child soldiers.

Schools in areas vulnerable to terrorist attack must be better protected. Every child deserves a safe education, regardless of their religion or belief.

Why should I sign?

Because no child should lose their future because of their faith. School should be a place of safety and empowerment for all young people. Instead, for countless children in northern Nigeria it has become a place of fear and danger. 

Boko Haram targets schools, killing teachers and students and abducting girls in their hundreds, many of them Christians. Boys are either killed or forced to become child soldiers.

How will this petition make a difference?

The petition will be delivered to the UK Foreign Secretary, who has endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration. The Dapchi abductions illustrate the continuing need for effective protection for schools in vulnerable areas of north-eastern Nigeria. Nigeria has also endorsed the Declaration, and this gives us a strong opportunity to get real action taken on this matter. 

Until now, the issue of children missing out on an education because of their faith has been underreported. The Faith and a Future campaign is bringing this to the attention of world leaders who have the power to make a difference.  

When will the petition be handed in?

We plan to hand in the petition in February 2019.

What else can I do?

You can find campaign resources, films to share and more here.

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