Nine months after its inauguration, the “1GOAL: Education for All” campaign was completed on September 15th, 2010. The campaign was realised in Greece under the initiative of ActionAid Greeceand the auspices of UNESCO. The heads of the campaign were the President of ActionAid Greece, Mrs Alexandra Mitsotaki and the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.
The international campaign “1GOAL: Education for All” aimed at collecting millions of signatures to be used as a lever of pressure for the international commitment of the developed countries concerning the basic education supplied to all the children of the world up to 2015. The result of the campaign in Greece was to collect 83000 signatures which were then handed in to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Spiros Kouvelis by ActionAid Greece representatives, so that, in turn, he submits them to the next UN General Assembly. In the ceremony of delivering the signatures, that was realised on September 15th, 2010, many personalities were present such as Joanna Kerr, General Director of ActionAid International, Gerasimos Kouvaras, General Director of ActionAid Greece, Constantina Papadimitriou, Head of Policy and Campaigns of ActionAid Greece and the 15-year-old student Niki Georgakopoulou, who managed to collect more than 1000 signatures all by herself for the “1GOAL: Education for All” campaign. At the same time, the ActionAid volunteers, Activista, realised a symbolic action at the entry of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representing 72 million children who do not go to school, holding banners with the words ‘present’ and ‘absent’ written on them.