Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan speaks at the launch of the Education for All Campaign.

NEW YORK, USA, 26 September 2008 Devli Kumari, now 11, came a long way from a stone quarry in India, where she grew up as a child labourer, to United Nations headquarters in New York, where she spoke at the launch of an Education for All campaign during the General Assembly session this week.

Devli told her story to a rapt audience that included UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, pop stars Bono and Bob Geldof, and other dignitaries attending the high-level event.

“Schools dont just build lives, they save lives,” said Queen Rania.

Our deadline of 2015 is feasible. It is also indispensable and also non-negotiable. It is a test we cannot afford to fail.To read the full story, visit: http://www.unicef.org/girlseducation/index_45763.html

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