Back to School Film Campaign for Children in Africa
Summary: The Back to School film campaign for children in Africa was created to reveal the challenges affecting African children particularly with regards to receiving a quality education, and to raise funds to send some of these children back to school. --- The Back to School Film Campaign advances the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG), in particular Goal 2, which focuses on achieving universal primary education. The campaign uses video advocacy to report on various issues pertaining to progress towards achieving this goal, and the gaps that still remain. Some of the projects are developed in collaboration with local and international organizations with shared goals. The campaigns are generally geared towards influe...
Description of Scale and Reach
Since its inception in 2004, the Back to School Campaign has grown to involve up to 1500 volunteers across six African countries. In March 2012, the campaign partnered with International Youth Rights Worldwide to conduct research on the factors slowing down the achievement of Universal Primary Education. It also conducted research and shot a film on girl child education, the effects of civil strife in achieving universal primary education in Nigeria, the plight of children hawkers, and the percentage of displaced children in Maraba Area of Abuja. Over 180 project sites have been visited.