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Taking action
Campaign and fundraise with Unicef

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In Rights Respecting Schools, pupils and staff become ambassador for children’s rights and get involved in campaigns and initiatives that promote, protect and help realise children’s rights, at home and abroad.

There are many ways for schools to take action, including by getting involved with Unicef UK’s campaigns and fundraising initiatives. You can find out more about how to become ambassadors for rights at Level 1 and how to become ambassadors for rights at Level 2.

Campaign with Unicef UK

Rights Respecting Schools often take part in Unicef UK’s campaigns to protect and promote the rights of the world’s children. To help schools, our campaigns team has developed free resources that provide great guidance on how to campaign in your school.

Schools that are engaged in the Rights Respecting Schools Award can currently get involved with Unicef UK’s OutRight project, empowering children and young people to speak out about children’s rights beyond the school gates.

Unicef UK also runs a Schools Campaign Network, a growing network of schools that campaigns for the rights of the world’s children.

Fundraise with Unicef UK

Your can get involved in Unicef UK’s fundraising initiatives and use the great fundraising and resources especially developed for schools. Some of the current fundraising activities for schools are:

  • Day for Change, our annual fundraising initiative for schools. Day for Change is different from OutRight. Day for Change is a way for your school to fundraise for children in emergencies, whilst OutRight is a way for your pupils to speak out about children’s rights and campaign for children caught in humanitarian emergencies.