I’m a passionate believer in education improving people’s lives. My parents were little more than teenagers when they had me, but worked really hard and encouraged me to do well at school, which meant I was the first person in our family to go to University. As a result there is no question that our lives as a family have been improved by the education and how different our lives would have been otherwise.
So I’m very pleased to support the ‘Tell Us Your Story’ campaign, which encourages kids who have dropped out of education and haven’t been supported, off the streets and back into education.
Over to them:
This campaign gives people the opportunity to recognise and reward others who have made a positive impact on their lives or in their community over the past year. Entries are submitted online at http://www.avivatellusyourstory.co.uk/
Launched by Aviva, for every entry they will donate £1 to the Street to School Programme – a global initiative with the aim of reaching 500,000 children worldwide, helping them get off the streets and back into education.
A weekly prize of £1000 will also be awarded to the local hero that captures the hearts of visitors to the site and receives the most votes. One overall winner will be chosen by a celebrity judging panel for a prize worth £10,000.
If you’d like to take part and recognise someone in your community, join in!