Every1Counts campaign launches

Nov 8, 2010   //   by AsherJac   //   News  //  No Comments

The Every1Counts campaign will be launching at the Participatory Budgeting Conference tomorrow in London.

The campaign aims to bring the benefits of participatory budgeting to schools.

Increasingly schools are engaging with student voice but find that they hit a wall in terms of the impact the school council or other mechanisms can have.

Getting schools to ‘put their money where their mouth is’ really kicks student voice up to the next level. If students can’t have a say on how the school spends even a little of its money, how much impact can student voice really have.

Participatory budgeting isn’t just about showing your faith in students though. Through these process schools can actually find ways to make savings, or squeeze more out of the budgets they have; it involves more students than school councils often do and can engage them in different ways.

We’re really looking forward to seeing how schools rise to the 1% challenge and what they get out of it.

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