An anti-poverty campaigner from Neasden, Brent took their fight against extreme poverty to Westminster, as part of the ONE Campaign’s Youth Ambassador programme.
Adetokunbo Omisade, met with Brent Central MP Dawn Butler in Parliament to discuss UK aid and an upcoming summit, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
Talking about the meeting, Ade said:
“It was great to meet with Dawn to discuss how the UK can help defeat extreme poverty and help girls’ education. I believe it’s really important to show how much my community cares about solving these issues.”
Ade was attending an event which marked the end of the year-long programme, where along with more than 50 other young campaigners from around the UK, they lobbied their MPs and highlighted things the Government could do to help end extreme poverty.
Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said:
“It was great to meet Ade, a passionate campaigner and Brent resident. Ade spoke at length about the work she has been doing over the past year for ONE as well as her other charitable work.
It is vital that we ensure that the government is committed to tackling extreme poverty not just here in the UK but across the world. This can be achieved by empowering young women and boys in the world’s poorest countries by ensuring they have access to education. Education should always be part of our Sustainable Development Goals”.
The GPE will be holding its replenishment summit in Dakar, Senegal, on February 2. They hope to raise $3.1 billion, which they will use to help education millions of children in the world’s poorest countries.