Emily Laurie, Managing Director of Future First Global, guest blogs for A World at School: an international campaign dedicated to ensuring that every single child has the opportunity to thrive and learn.
Over the last couple of years I have been lucky enough to work with some incredible young advocates and campaigners who are working tirelessly to get all children into school and learning.
At the moment they are leading the way for A World At School to make the #UpForSchool Petition in support of education! the biggest ever petition.
I have learned the best way to help young people is to listen to them. I know that sounds obvious but it doesn’t happen as much as it should. One thing that came up again and again is young people’s concern that their education is not preparing them to get a job. This is a legitimate concern.