The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement with a mission to end the global education crisis. The movement aims to make sure that governments deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education and to hold governments to account for their promises. GCE was established in 1999 and delivered a united civil society voice during the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, influencing the six Education for All goals. Since then it has continued to grow and some important progress has been made, including 40 million more children in school.
GCE is comprised of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and child rights campaigners. Nationally, there are over 80 education coalitions that have their own memberships comprised of teachers’ unions, NGOs and other civil society organisations committed to education. These national coalitions work to effect positive change in their education systems, monitor commitments made by their governments and represent their countries on the international political stage.
Send My Friend to School is the UK coalition of the GCE.