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1GOAL: Education For All campaign launched
Celebrities from the football world joined with representatives from FIFA, GCE and Queen Rania of Jordan. Each said what the campaign means to them. Queen Rania’s speech included her showing a red card and saying it was an offence that 75 million children were not in school, and that 1 in 4 women could not read.
Host Gary Lineker was joined on the stage by Gugu, a 9 year old girl from a school in Johannesburg and Aaron Mokoena, the captain of the South African football team. Each used moving examples to talk about the importance of education to them.