The ONE Campaign is giving you the chance to have your writing featured in a book alongside Nelson Mandela, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Desmond Tutu and other world leaders, as well as Natalie Portman and Paulo Coelho.

In June, ONE and the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) plans to present a book called The Big Read to President Barack Obama, urging him to keep his promise to ensure children in developing countries have access to basic education through a U.S. contribution of $2 billion to a Global Fund for Education.

Contributions for the book come from children and adults who have struggled to gain an education; and local heroes who have helped make education possible for others. The book will be translated and distributed in over 100 countries, and will be used as a tool for promoting literacy and good quality, free and public education for everyone.

Deadline for submissions is May 1. Submissions should be no more than 1,000 words, and should be about your education-related or ONE advocacy work. Although many forms of stories appear in the book, ONE are looking for a personal narrative telling YOUR story: what does education mean to you? Why is it important to you that children in other countries receive a basic education?

Your story need not be heart-wrenching. ONE members are all heroes, using their voices on behalf of the world’s poorest people. That’s why a ONE member is getting this special opportunity to have a story published in the book.

To make a submission or learn more, visit the ONE Campaign website.

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