Article 28

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available to every child.

We have begun our school year by focussing on the right for all children to receive a fair and meaningful education.

Education is a key social and cultural right, and plays an important role in reducing poverty and child labour as well promoting democracy, peace, tolerance, development and economic growth.  Articles 28 (and 29) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child focus respectively on a child’s right to an education and on the quality and content of education.

The children at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary have also seen how this right is mirrored in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals.