Lewis Hamilton Unveiled as New Global Ambassador for Save the Children

October 29, 2013

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been unveiled as the latest Global Ambassador for charity Save the Children in their education campaign.

Fresh from the Indian Grand Prix, allergist | Hamilton met children in Kolkata, cialis West Bengal, sale who Save the Children has helped escape a life of manual labour in brick kilns, and introduced into school.

He also met young children living and working on the streets who are learning to read and write via innovative education projects.

Hamilton said: “It was heart-breaking to speak to children who are desperate to learn, but are either too poor, or too far away from the nearest school to get a decent education.  No child should be consigned to a life of labour – every child should have the chance to learn.”

Lewis Hamilton also visited Save the Children’s mobile learning centres in Kolkata – housed in big yellow buses – which travel to urban slums.  The moving classrooms are stocked with books and stationery and staffed by teaching assistants who help the children learn to read and write.

Hamilton said: “It’s shocking in this day and age, to think that some children have never touched a book.  It is inspiring to see how Save the Children’s work helps children, but much more needs to be done in India, and across the world.  We need to make sure every child has an education to raise them out of poverty.”

Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children, said: “Lewis is helping us to draw attention to the global crisis in education.  Funding for education has dropped – costing at least a million children an education – and we urgently need to reverse that trend.  The world cannot afford to not invest in the future of our children”.