10 years of Twitter: 10 celebrities helping to get every child in school
It's only 10 years old – but Twitter has had an enormous impact on the way people campaign for equal rights and opportunities.
The social media platform celebrates its 10th birthday today. Here we look at some of the famous people who have used their high profiles to highlight the need for every child around the world to be in school.
You can also see A World at School's top 10 tweets.
US President BARACK OBAMA sends out a strong message.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 3, 2015
The actress KIM CATTRALL backs A World at School's #UpForSchool Petition by answering the call for celebrities to share their old school photos.
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) March 19, 2015
SHAKIRA, singing star and education campaigner, is a great supporter of A World at School – here's her son Milan with the #UpForSchool Petition book.
— Shakira (@shakira) September 25, 2015
ANGRY BIRDS, the hugely popular computer game characters, take over the Twitter account of A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown to promote education for all.
— Sarah Brown (@SarahBrownUK) June 30, 2015
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The Lebanese singer ELISSA has sold more than 30 million albums – here she promotes A World at School's video about refugee children living in her country.
https://t.co/uVIfVQBAOS syria's Young talent is such a touching movie.it shows that war cannot stop kids from dreaming of peace
— Elissa (@elissakh) January 14, 2016
The model, TV host and businesswoman HEIDI KLUM shares an old school photo to promote the #UpForSchool campaign.
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) March 5, 2015
LAURA CARMICHAEL, who stars in the TV series Downton Abbey, has been working with A World at School to make people aware of Syrian refugee children out of school in Lebanon. Here she backs the #RewritingTheCode campaign to change perceptions of girls.
— Laura Carmichael (@Carmichelle) 4 March 2016
Palestinian-Canadian writer CHAKER KHAZAAL – author of the Confessions of a War Child books – backs the #UpForSchool campaign.
— Chaker Khazaal (@ChakerKhazaal) September 22, 2015
PRIYANKA CHOPRA, Indian star of Bollywood movies, is a big supporter of #UpForSchool and girls' education.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 8, 2016
Superstar BEYONCE speaks out for girls and women through her work with CHIME FOR CHANGE. Here she retweets about a fan's charity run for girls' education.
— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) August 19, 2013