1GOAL Education for All campaign is run by the Education Week Foundation. Working with football and the footballing community, 1GOAL raises public awareness and involvement in achieving education for all the 67 million children out of school worldwide. It is supported by over 200 international footballers; over 70 football clubs including Manchester United, Corinthians, Los Angeles Galaxy, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Liverpool F.C., FC Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal; and national and international footballing organisations including the Confederation of African Football, FIFPro, the Professional Footballers’ Association and FIFA.
There are several barriers to achieving universal primary education: lack of funds to pay for infrastructure and ongoing costs (buildings, teachers’ salaries, learning materials); lack of qualified teachers; conflict and the practice of charging school fees in some developing countries.
freuds delivered global media activation, street activism, ambassadorial and political tasks and a single-minded objective to successfully cut through massive World Cup editorial competition.
The campaign gained global and local traction – through entertainment and sports ambassadors, through a political march and through endorsement from FIFA at the World Cup Kick Off Concert.
By September 2010, 18 million people had joined 1GOAL. During the UN Millennium Development Goals Review Summit, held in New York, 20–22 September 2010, Queen Rania delivered this petition directly to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. At a 1GOAL event during the same summit, the World Bank announced an increase of $750 million to education and the Australian Government announced an increase of about $5 billion, of which 70% is ringfenced for primary education.